Weathervane Press is a regional fiction publisher founded in 2009 by Ian Collinson to support, and seek to publish, writers based in Nottingham, a UNESCO City of Literature.

We are no longer publishing new work and are closed for submissions.

Titles still in print are available in paperback or Kindle editions. Order from you local bookseller using the ISBN number listed below the cover images on page one, or from Amazon UK, by clicking the links.

Weathervane has published the work of six Nottinghamshire authors, who are listed below.

Weathervane Press Authors

‘The Lives of Ghosts’ is Megan Taylor’s third novel. ‘The Dawning’ was completed whilst studying for an MA in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and published by Weathervane Press in January 2010. Her first Novel, ‘How We Were Lost’ was published by Flame Books in 2007 and was placed second in the Yeovil Prize. Her short story collection ‘The Woman Under the Ground’ was also published by Weathervane. Her latest novel, ‘We Wait,’ was published by Eyrie Press in 2019.

Megan runs creative writing workshops and courses and and also offers critical reads and editorial advice for writers who have a novel that requires a bit of first aid.


Ursula Kelly photography. www.ursulakellyphotography.com.

Roberta Dewa began writing in her twenties and her first published novel was a defence of King John. While studying for various degrees she wrote and published poetry and short fiction, including a poetry sequence on the explorer Shackleton and a first short story collection, Holding Stones (Pewter Rose Press, 2009).

In 2013 she published her memoir, The Memory of Bridges, a return to the village of her childhood, and a search for her mother’s history. 

The Esplanade is her first contemporary novel. 

Her Victorian novel Oakenthorpe is now available on Kindle.



Marty Ross is a playwright, storyteller and novelist whose first novel ‘Aztec Love Song’ was published by Weathervane in September 2009. He has had considerable success with radio drama, such as ‘The Darker Side Of the Border’ on Radio 4, plus ‘Ghost Zone’ and ‘Catch My Breath’ on BBC7. Marty performs regularly with Nottingham Storytellers at the Trip to Jerusalem pub. Recordings of many of his plays can be found on Amazon Audible. 

Michael R D Smith’s compelling thriller THE DEED ROOM was published on September 26th 2013.

Michael tragically died in April 2019. During his illness, he wrote a fascinating blog, writing about art and how a painting can change your life:


Nigel Pickard’s second novel ‘Attention Deficit’ was published by Weathervane Press in March 2010. His highly acclaimed first novel ‘One’ was published by Bookcase Editions in 2005 and was described by the late Alan Sillitoe as ‘enthralling and original.’ He is also a published poet with his collection ‘Making Sense’ from Shoestring Press.

Nigel died suddenly in November 2011 after a short illness.

 Steven Wilcoxson was born in Nottingham in 1984 and still lives in the City. A prolific writer, he has a significant portfolio of completed fiction. ‘Make Less Strangers’ was his first publishing success, from Weathervane Press in November 2009.



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