© 2019 Bard of the Isles

Welcome to the online magazine of the

British and Irish Writing Community

Teller of tales,

varied in styles,

stories to please 

from the Bard of the Isles.

Short stories, articles and interviews from our writing community.

  • The Dogs of Dreams by Phil Williams

  • The Republic of Inishdearg by Damien Larkin

  • The Curious Case of Evi Rispin by Matthew Olney

  • Thoroughly Pucked by Phil Parker

  • Dragons by PS Livingstone

  • The Blade's Truth by Thomas Perkins

September 2019 edition


Rupert Thurman has dreams. Dreams where people die. 

Can he make it all stop?

If not, what will happen?

The Dogs of Dreams

by Phil Williams


It's a desolate and lonely place and Blackmoor has a secret, one a Nightblade must investigate.

But at what cost?

The Curious Case of Evi Rispin by Matthew Olney

The British & Irish Writing Community is a group which aims to promote the work of our members. 

Meet the Author aims to showcase the work of one of our group in each edition.

Meet The Author


A copy editor should be more than an objective voice, it's also about maintaining a supportive relationship. 


6 Truths from the Copy -Editor by Jess Lawrence

Military fantasy

Army manoeuvres in Ireland take a sudden and unexpected turn for a group of soldiers when a strange phenomenon happens.

The Republic of Inishdearg by Damien Larkin


People hide from them, a scourge which has almost wiped out humanity. Some resolve to survive.

If they can!


by PS Livingstone

Later this month, Leeds-based fantasy writer RJ Barker's new book, Bone Ships is published. So we asked him in to the office to grill him about the book, his writing and taxidermy.

RJ Barker


Timy is an honest and passionate reviewer and freelance editor. She explains how to build a successful blog.


A Blogger's Life

by Timy Takács


Robin Goodfellow is angry. William Shakespeare has disclosed a Fae secret in his latest play and it's put our hero in mortal danger. 

Thoroughly Pucked

by Phil Parker


It's ancient, it has seen much.

But the Blade of Truth continues to evolve, to witness how people change, grow, for good or for evil.

The Blade's Truth

by Thomas Perkins

Our interviews are pleasant, friendly conversations, there's no interrogation, just questions that aim to find out more about the people behind the books. They're a chat over a cup of tea.

Meet The Author


Dave's hugely popular novels provide a variation on the traditional trilogy, with anthologies linking each novel. We asked Dave why he used this approach.

The Long & Short Of It

by DP Woolliscroft


A writing community is made up of people who love books.

Writers and bloggers alike. Here are some of our members

Meet our authors

blogger friends

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