Category Archives: Ian K Pulham

Everyone Likes Free Short Story

Continuing with marketing tips here on Eventispress, three of our authors are giving away short stories and encouraging readers to sign up for their newsletters:

Ian K Pulham’s Radical Action, is a standalone prequel to Ian’s debut novel Ticket to Eden:

Roderick Hart’s Back to the Wall, which includes some of the characters in his recent novel Interleaved Lives:

Author Diana Jackson’s short story is unrelated to her novels but has a quirky title, A Very Yellow Memory and like much of Diana’s work is fiction but has fragments of truth much in the flavour of The Healing Paths of Fife:

Let’s Zoom to Face to Face

As most businesses we at Eventispress have ‘met’ regularly on Zoom during the last couple of years, both as a whole group and in two’s, for particular in depth discussions, guidance and support. These meetings have been vital and energy giving, when the author’s life, especially during this pandemic, has been quite a lonely one.

‘You are the only people in my life I can really talk about writing issues with. My family and friends care, but they just don’t really understand,’ remarked one author.

We are pleased to say that our first ‘face to face’ meeting of our Bedfordshire contingent is taking place shortly. We hope it will help to:

  • Re-energize individual authors
  • Help to share and explore ideas for marketing
  • Discuss best approaches
  • Think of ways to be mutually supportive

The list could go on and on. Joining a writer’s group is similar but has a slightly different focus. More about that in another post. All of us at Eventispress have a goal to promote the Eventispress brand, as well as our own books. This is far easier than purely self promotion, where everyone benefits and everyone contributes.

Ticket to Eden Now Available Through Bookshops

Ian K Pulham’s novel Ticket to Eden’ is now available in paperback on the Waterstones website and can be ordered through any good bookshop. If you do, then please mention us here at Eventispress.

Here’s the link: WATERSTONES

ISBN: 978-1-8381526-4-2

We realise that every bookshop cannot hold every book in stock and therefore would like to thank Waterstones for their support over the years:

  • Stocking a variety of our books at key location stores
  • Hosting author book-signings
  • and making all of our books available for order.

Note from author Diana Jackson re the last post:

Many thanks for the warm and positive response to her author talk to Kirkcaldy Probus last week. Much appreciated!

Great News ~ Author Ian K Pulham is in the Luton News on line!

“Dunstable author’s delight as dystopian novel is published”

Click on this link to The Luton News to read the great publicity for the release of

Ian K Pulham’s debut dystopian novel ‘Ticket to Eden.’

Click HERE to read the full story

Publication Day has Arrived for Debut Author Ian K Pulham

Thursday 3rd March 2022

Ticket to Eden by Ian K Pulham

has gone live today!

This universal link will go to any Amazon site:

mybook.to/TickettoEden

To read more about Ian and his amazing but disturbing tale of the future of our planet read his page

IAN K PULHAM

or on his website: https://dontmesswithmyheadman.com/

Websites and Blogs of our Current Authors

who have books about to be launched by us or who have published books in the last two year:

Diana Jackson ~ Diana Jackson Author

Roderick Hart ~ Fragmented Mind

Ian K Pulham ~ Don’t Mess with my Head

(work in progress on this website)

Brian Kerr ~ Beds Country File

Introducing Ian K Pulham ~ A New Eventispress Author for 2022

We are pleased to introduce Ian K Pulham; one of our new authors at Eventispress. This is Ian’s introduction in his own words, because they say everything about a new writer’s motivation to write a novel and his dream to have it published:

I was with Dad, walking back to his bungalow, my childhood home, one Sunday many years ago. We had been to ‘The Swan’ for a couple of drinks. Mum was preparing Sunday lunch. His retirement was approaching, and I asked him if he had any plans. Out of the blue he told me he was thinking of writing a book. It was absolutely not what I was expecting him to say, however I thought that it was an excellent idea and I told him so. Wow, that would be something!

Dad passed away a few years back, approaching the grand old age of ninety-two. Mum had died some years earlier. His life had never really been the same after her passing. He never wrote that book.

About a year after Dad’s passing, an idea for a story started growing in my head. I had never written a novel before. I’d never had the seed that blossoms into a complex narrative develop in my thoughts. Nothing even close to that really.

Pretty soon I had the whole story: beginning, middle and ending. When I began writing it down, transferring my subconscious script into written word was relatively straightforward. It was like transcribing a remembered verse or song. All the detail was already there for me. I had help from good people getting some of the words and punctuation right, but the story more or less stayed the same.

I’ve thought about that particular conversation with Dad a lot since I started all this.

I like to think Mum and Dad would have enjoyed my book.

I think it would have made them laugh.  

Thank you so much Ian for sharing that insight into your motivation to write!

Ian (officially) joined the Eventispress family of authors in the autumn of 2022, when we approved his manuscript, but he was introduced to us several years ago by email through Diana and Ian’s mutual ex college colleague. We have worked with him through the last couple of years in his journey to bring his work to the point where we could scrutinize it and advise him on the next step. Included along the way was how to go through a series of personal edits; find beta readers and act on their comments and then finding an editor. One of our internal team has given his novel the final polish.

First we will be publishing his short story, Radical Action’ early in the New Year. More about Ian K Pulham shortly.