Visit to see a showcase of Green Press author Lynsey Rose’s work, including her novel, blog, podcast, poetry and short stories. There’s serious stuff, funny stuff and silly stuff, all in one place.

You can buy Lynsey’s book First Aid Kit Girl for the Kindle at Amazon:Check it out here.

If you prefer a book you can read in the bath, you can buy the paperback version here.

Willesden Green Writers Group is on the move…

After twenty years, last night saw the final meeting of wgwg at
Willesden Green Library which is shutting for good in May. From May 2nd at 7pm the new phase Willesden Green Writers’ Workshop will open for business at its new address:-

130 Mortimer Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 5SN

The group will not be changing name and will hopefull migrate back to Willesden Green in the future.

Read more.




First Aid Kit Girl out now

Girl meets razorblade meets boy…

We have some super exciting news! We are proud to announce that The Green Press has published it’s latest novel, First Aid Kit Girl by first-time author, Lynsey Rose. You can buy it here, and it will be on Amazon very shortly.
The book is a black comedy, a story about oppression, hope and self-harm. Read Lynsey’s Next big thing interview to find out more about what the novel is about. You can also like First Aid Kit Girl on Facebook.

Keep your eye on Lynsey’s blogs Extol and Exitainment for more information.

You can also follow Lynsey on Twitter or find out more about her here.

Have we helped save Kensal Rise library?

£70,000 was needed to fund renovations and the first year of operation to help save Kensal Green Library, and at the time of writing, £73,856 has been pledged, including a £1,000 donation from Willesden Green Writers’ Group, which will now get its name on the wall of the library.

The Green Press is populated with writers from this very talented group, so we’re very proud to have helped played a part in saving the library, and look forward to holding events there in the future!

Big Bridge publishes our responses to the US 2008 elections.

While we were still basking in the morning after glow of last November, we were asked by the editor of Big Bridge to record our feelings about this historical event. Even today, in the day light of “politics as usual”, I still feel like something great was achieved that night.

Have a read, Big Bridge’s Election 2008 reports from London and see if you feel the same.


Another chance to catch us live!

Don’t forget, the authors from What We Were Thinking Just Before The End will be performing live readings at the Respect Festival this Sunday July 5th, starting at 6:00 PM. We’ll be in the Storytellers Tent, near Robson Avenue. Meet the authors, hear some good stories, and enjoy a free summer evening out.

For more information, access routes and a festival map, see the Brent Council website.

WgWg Author is the People’s Choice

At the recent Spread the Word Novel Pitch Competition, anthology author Jarred McGinnis was voted the “People’s Choice” for his recently completed novel, Pissing on Dolphins, an unusual coming of age story about a fatherless son growing up in Florida, USA €“ think Catcher in the Rye meets Geek Love.

Over 180 aspiring novelists, from all over the United Kingdom, submitted a short synopsis and a 2000-word extract. McGinnis and five others were short listed as finalists for the 25th of April event.

At the finale, a panel, including Juliette Mitchell from Penguin Books, Ellah Allfrey from Random House, Peter Straus from the Rogers, Coleridge and White Agency, Nii Ayikwei Parkes from Flipped Eye Publishing and Caroline McCarthy from the Literary Consultancy, critiqued each finalist’s excerpt and novel pitch. Professional Actors did a reading of the excerpts while the novelists read their pitch.

McGinnis came a close second to the panel prize and bagged the Audience€™s Choice Award. The panellist Juliette Mitchell praised his performance on the Penguin UK website: €œWell done to Jarred McGinnis, the audience’s thoroughly deserving champion.”

The award includes a fountain pen, a leather-bound writing journal and a professional reading of his novel by the Literary Consultancy.
Read more about his novel here.