author Richard Tearle

 An exciting new release (published by Taw River Press)

The North Finchley Writers’ Group By Richard Tearle

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When a group of north London writers meet each month for a chat, coffee, and cake – what else is on their agenda? Constructive criticism? New Ideas? An exciting project? And maybe, more than one prospective romance...? 

Eavesdrop on the monthly meetings of the North Finchley Writers' Group, follow some ordinary people with a love of story writing, and an eagerness for success. Discover, along with them, the mysteries of creating characters and plot, of what inspires ideas, and how real life can, occasionally, divert the dream...

An Amazon Reader's Review:

"A hugely enjoyable peep into what REALLY goes on in writers' groups when they get together to plot storylines. Love, envy, laughter, hatred...and that's just the meeting! Very entertaining, and more than one home truth. Whether you’re a reader, a writer, or an aspiring author, you’ll connect with this loveable cast of characters. Who knows? You may even be inspired to open your own group. In fact, SPOILER ALERT…just don’t fall in love with the hostess! Richard Tearle is so talented in bringing these people to life, and his characters just jump off the page and into your living room. Five stars from me for a really great feel-good new book with lovely light-hearted humour and poignant stories."


Richard has been an avid reader since childhood when he discovered the 'romances' (as they called them then) of H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Dejah Thoris was probably his first crush. Nevertheless, it wasn't until he retired in 2013 that he began writing short stories seriously, contributing regularly to Helen Hollick's Discovering Diamonds annual feature of Stories Inspired By A Song, and also to a Richard III-based anthology, entitled Right Trusty and Well Beloved. His first book of short stories, Melody Mayhem, was published by Gaskell Press in the summer of 2020, and a sequel, Melody Mayhem: The Second Movement was published in December 2020.

The North Finchley Writers' Group is his first venture into 'writing long' and is based on the various publishing experiences of his writer friends – although he stresses that all the characters are very much made-up.

Richard is a life-long Tottenham Hotspur supporter, likes most sports, especially tennis, and also follows the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.

He takes neither life nor himself seriously.



and read his short stories



Melody Mayhem: A collection of short stories

Melody Mayhem: The Second Movement