Exciting new fiction - made in Nottingham 


Welcome to Weathervane Press, an independent regional fiction publisher based in Nottinghamshire.


Huge thanks to Carriages Café Newark for hosting our very successful Fiction Masterclass with Megan Taylor

on Thursday July 11th with all proceeds going to Newark-based charity Think Children.

www.megantaylor.info  www.thinkchildren.org.uk


All Weathervane Press Books can be purchased at the bookshop on this site, from all good booksellers and online. Kindle and E-pub versions are also available, links to which can be followed from our bookshop page. 


The Woman Under the Ground

The first collection of short stories by Weathervane author Megan Taylor.

Artist Nikki Pinder designed the outstanding cover and lovingly produced a unique line drawing for each story.

Powerful and beautifully observed, 'The Woman Under the Ground' is novelist Megan Taylor's first collection of short stories. The writing is brooding and mysterious with finely drawn characters, so often the victims of absence and loss: a child taken to a neglected museum by her forsaken father; a woman revisiting the scene of an ended affair; a couple taking a road trip to try to reconcile the death of their daughter...

From dark adult secrets to night visitors to the dangerous passions of small girls, these stories explore fractured relationships and moments of self revelation with an uncanny honesty and insight.


 ROBERTA  DEWA                                      

A man's body is washed up on the beach of a seaside resort. There is no clue to his identity, just a room key for the Esplanade Hotel in his pocket. But Alex, who finds the body, knows who he is, and his connection with the women who would know him too, if they were asked: Megan, and Lynn.

Beyond the beach, in a room above a pub, Megan is waiting for her lover. Like so much of her life: child, home, family, he has gone missing. Years later, and far from The Esplanade where she grew up, Lynn receives a key in the post. She too has a painful past to revisit, and, like Megan, she must remember how it involves the man on the beach, and the events of a fateful night at The Esplanade.

The Esplanade is about loss of voice and identity, about the relationship between the past and the future, and the dislocation of the self that occurs when we distance ourselves from our experience.

Cover painting © artist Kit Wade. www.kit-wade.co.uk  



 Michael R D Smith

Toby Malkin, a young and talented lawyer, expects everything in life to go his way. Maria Cracolicci, a hapless secretary, has learned to expect far less. But when a set-back to Malkin's  progress unleashes the full, destructive force of his ambition, Maria feels compelled to stand up to him, however dangerous this may be. She confides in attractive colleague, Tom Elliott but her stubborn tenacity puts their new friendship to the test.

Maria must expose the truth about Malkin before she is crushed like everyone else in his path but she needs to reconcile her differences with Tom to Achieve this.

Stylish, simmering and sexy, The Deed Room is a story of intrigue, murder, deception and romance. Set in Nottingham in the world of corporate law, this compelling novel builds to a dramatic and unexpected climax. 

Extract in Nottingham Writers' Studio magazine.

Michael tragically died in April 2019 after a serious  illness.  


The Lives of Ghosts    

Megan Taylor's second Weathervane novel.

After her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old Liberty Fuller is left in the care of her young pregnant stepmother, Marie. Bewildered and grief stricken, Marie and Liberty travel to a remote Scottish holiday home but find themselves surrendering to the dark tensions underlying their relationship. 

Unable to escape their building resentment and the eerie atmosphere of the house itself, Liberty and Marie are soon heading towards a tragedy of startling betrayal and further loss.

Twenty-five years later, Liberty's own pregnancy forces her on a journey into the past as she attempts to confront the secrets of the loch house, and the ghosts still waiting there. 

See Megan's photo beneath a Guardian  headline.


The second novel by the talented Nottingham writer Megan Taylor was published by Weathervane Press in January 2010. A dark domestic thriller set in a wintry Peak District on New Year's Eve, The Dawning explores the danger that can arise even at the heart of a family over the course of one dark night.
Available in paperback, Epub EBook and on Kindle. See the Book Shop page.
Listen to Megan reading from Chapter One on Weather-eye.
See the Nottingham Evening Post review.


This story of a teacher in one of our toughest comprehensives is about far more than education, as the parallel narratives of Harry, the teacher, and Lewis, an excluded student on his final last chance, reveal.
Attention Deficit is a fast-paced, provocative and, at times, very funny exploration of what happens when life  begins to get away from you.

Tragically, Nigel died in 2011 after a short illness. 



Set in Nottingham by local writer Steven Wilcoxson, this original novel has the capacity to both disturb and amuse the reader.
Buy  it now on the Book Shop page.
Listen to a recording on Weather-eye.


 A turbulent, steamy thriller by debut novelist Marty Ross (BBC Radio 4) entitled
Set in the relative calm of a Glasgow suburb, this thriller explodes into life with the unexpected arrival back in town of dark heroine Melinda Carido. As she insinuates herself into the lives of her unsuspecting victims, her mission to administer brutal revenge on those who wronged her family becomes chillingly clear.
Buy it now on the Book Shop page.
Listen to Marty reading chapter one on Weather-eye.


  Our first novel, 'I love Samuel Taylor,' a romantic comedy set in Nottingham was published in April 2009.
Audio extracts from some of the above are on the Weather-eye page.
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