Welcome to the website of Oliver Eade
Society of Civil and Public Service Writers 2010 'Writer of the Year', Winner of the 2012 Local legend Spiritual Writing Competition with 'A Single Petal', and first prize winner of the 2018 Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Young Adult Novel Award with 'The Kelpie's Eyes'.
Moon Rabbit (www.moon-rabbit.org.uk) For young readers, Delancey Press.A winner of the Writers' & Artists' 2007 Yearbook New Novel Competition, and long-listed for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, 2008. 'Moon Rabbit will lead children's imaginations to fantastical realms...' Mairi Hedderwick, author of Katie Morag books. Now in 2nd edition.
Monkey King's Revenge For young readers. Sequel to Moon Rabbit. Delancey Press, 2011.
'There is depth in the magic and its meaning that is more than pure fantasy.' Jan Nesbitt, Children's Book Illustrator and tutor, London Art College. Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2012.
Northwards For young readers. 'After thoroughly enjoying and reviewing Moon Rabbit by Oliver Eade last year, I was excited to read his new book Northwards. I was certainly not disappointed. Northwards tells the thrilling tale of schoolgirl Jenny on her courageous mission to the icy summits of the Arctic where she must battle the evil Lord Kranyak and his menacing army with help from some of the curious inhabitants of the mysterious north. This action packed and gripping novel proves that with courage, teamwork and true friendships, good can overcome evil in triumph.' Jessica Francis, Sunday Express, The Cool Zone, 23rd Jan 2010. Austin and Macauley.
The Rainbow Animal For young readers.'An entertaining tale of magic and heroism' Shana Silverman, writer. Mauve Square Publishing, 2012.
A Single Petal Debut adult novel about murder, politics and passionate love in ancient China. Winner of the Local Legend Spiritual Writing Competition, 2012. Local Legend Press.
'A Single Petal’s spiritual dimension is solidly grounded in traditional narrative rules.' Alastair Mabbott, The Herald, 16th March 2013.
The Terminus A young adult time-travel fantasy about loyalty, love and deception in twenty-third century London, a place of unimaginable terror. Mauve Square, 2013, revised edition, Silver Quill Publishing, 2018.
The Kelpie's Eyes 'For young readers. A gripping tale of two sisters, Caitlin and Rhona, who are mysteriously transported into a twin time warp, that of Victorian Glasgow and a strange fairy Kingdom where Princess Mairi is caught up in a power struggle between devious gnomes and the fearsome Kelpie. At times dark, in true gothic fashion, this exciting adventure will keep you spellbound, eager to discover the true identity of Mairi and the secret of the Sword that everyone is so desperate to possess.' Wendy Leighton-Porter, author of the Shadows from the Past books for young readers. Second edition, Silver Quill Publishing, 2018.
Golden Jaguar of the Sun: For young adults. Geeky Adam can't believe his beautiful Mexican classmate, Maria, has dumped her hunk of a boyfriend for him. Her gift of a Golden Jaguar of the Sun bracelet changes him. But love confounded by jealousy takes them on a perilous journey across different dimensions, from an ancient Aztec sacrificial temple via a drug cartel's jungle hideout to the Mayan Place of Fear. Will the boy ever discover who the girl really is? Mauve Square, 2015.
Voices For adults. A widowed London sci-fi writer, burdened by guilt from his past, can’t understand why his brilliant ten-year old granddaughter has taken against him. His son attributes her behaviour to the girl’s mother going off with her latest lover. When a neighbour’s body is found in his garden, could this be linked to past guilt... or to the voices emerging from his computer? Voices that inspired his latest novel ‘Voices’ about aliens taking over Earth via the internet. In a tale of murder and child abuse, seen through the eyes of a grandfather, father and child, all is not what it appears to be to the authorities whilst the writer begins to live in the fantasy of his fiction. Mauve Square, 2016.
The Parth Path For adults. A young man in a dystopian post-apocalyptic society, run by and for women, seeks to rediscover the happiness of his childhood.
‘Writing is not a job. It isn’t even a hobby. It’s an addiction for which there’s no cure …’
Gill Adams, playwright
‘...the decisive moment, to me photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event...’
‘If you can’t annoy somebody with what you write, I think there’s little point in writing.’
Kingsley Amis,The Radio Times, 1st May 1971
‘The photographer is like the cod which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.’
George Bernard Shaw, writer & photographer, Royal Photographic Society Catalogue, 1906
‘There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it… It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open… There is no satisfaction at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others.’
Martha Graham, dancer and choreographer, to Agnes Mille... applicable to any creative endeavour