Historical Fiction, Thrillers, Writer's Reference, Biographies, Satirical Fiction
Having spent a fortunate life engaged in world travel, Quentin has always felt the only sensible finale for such unbridled adventure is to write about it. An addicted novelist, he tends to write from experience, characterize people he has truly known and weave story lines around real events of the time. He considers the narratives he engages in to be ones that matter and Quentin is usually not afraid to approach difficult subjects, especially ones that accurately reflect the reality of life.
Recently returned from several years in Spain, Quentin and his partner Jackie have now settled in the North East and can truly call Hartlepool their new home town. Quentin enjoys releasing his work through a mixture of traditional and self publishing channels in the hope of maximizing the benefits of both. With an extensive presence on social media and the Internet in general, Quentin is fortunate to enjoy the benefits of a broad international readership.
If you enjoy thrillers with an historical twist; fictional characters intertwined with real events and storylines that will keep you turning the page, then perhaps you will find something in Quentin Cope's writing that is particularly for you.
Fiction: I The Geneveh Project I The Unicorn Conspiracy I The Ludlum Prediction I The Doksany Legacy I Deliver by Moonlight I Carlisle I Sins of a Stranger I The Murder of Maddi Brown I Em I
Non-Fiction (Writers Reference): I 501 Writers Useful Phrases I 501 'More' Writers Useful Phrases I 501 Writers One-Liners I 101 Writers Blurb Examples I The Writers Useful Compendium I
Biography: Tony Collins – Football Master Spy (Released October 2016 by Book Guild, UK.)
Satirical Fiction: I Things You Should Know About Women (Written By A Man) I
Short Stories: I Rosalind I
Erotic Thriller: I The Arabian I (Released May 18th, 2018 by Little French Media, 244 Fifth Avenue, NY.)
Quentin Cope 2018
The Carlisle Trilogy
Released in December 2019 this great work combines the three books making up the Carlisle
Trilogy collection into one volume. At over 500 pages and 220,000 words, this paperback becomes a serious read. (also available in Kindle)
Em - 'A day in the life of a northern girl'
‘Em’ will introduce you to Emily Macklam, a tenacious nineteen year old Hartlepool girl struggling to hold together the remnants of a family, despite attempts to suck the very life blood from her as she works and schemes to keep food on the table. She is forced to manage her young life around a poorly functioning but calculating alcoholic mother and a defiantly delinquent teenage brother, someone determined to plot a life path in partnership with dangerous, criminal company. This determined young lady is therefore left to fight each day for her sanity and the ability to facilitate her dream of finally moving away from a clinging dysfunctional family and creating a new life in London, a place she feels sure is filled with limitless opportunity for a determined working girl.
Emily’s father has never been anything more than a memory to her. Having died when she was only four years old, from diseased lungs chocked with coal dust due to a lifetime working at the coal face, he leaves the Macklam family with nothing more than a small, inadequate miner’s pension. Emily, from her early teenage years has therefore been forced to take up the role of carer to her mother, a role she knows she will end up playing for the best years of her life if she doesn’t simply plan to escape!
This story is written in twenty four chapters, one for each hour of just one day in the life of Emily Macklam. Minute by minute we see her day develop from struggling to raise her sickly mother from her bed, fighting off the unwelcome advances of an amorous boss, tackling a determined shoplifter, standing her ground against overzealous, hackneyed social workers and finding a hurried, slightly desperate physical love in the embers of a fiery night out with ‘the girls’.
A sometimes sad but often amusing story, with witty dialogue, carefully constructed conversations and set in the ‘here and now’, opens up the life of Emily providing an insight into her daily struggle, coping simply with living on the one hand and revealing her innate northern wisdom and wit on the other. This story is therefore an observation, a narration exposing the gritty reality of walking in the footsteps of our heroine ... and surviving, for just one particular day; one day in the life of ‘Em’ ... a ‘Northern Girl’.