If you live in Hildenborough or Tonbridge, Kent, and are an author/ poet/ writer and would like your work featured below, please email Sarah. She will need: a brief bio; a brief description of your work; details of how people can buy your book/s, or find more information; and a JPEG image of your latest book. 

Please email Sarah at crockford.writing@gmail.com

Nathalie Abi-Ezzi

Nathalie is a writer based in Tonbridge, Kent, and is a Royal Literary Fellow at the University of the Arts London.


Her latest novel, Paper Sparrows, was published by Holland House Books. It is the summer of 2006. Layla, a 19 year old music undergraduate, travels from London back to Lebanon for the summer holidays only to find that her brother has gone missing. Without a second thought, she sets off to find him in Beirut. On her way, she picks up a stray dog, falls in love with Joe, another student, and sees her country through entirely new eyes. But just as she is beginning to pick up clues about where her brother might be, the so-called "July War" breaks out and turns everything on its head.

Paper Sparrows is available from Amazon, Foyles, Waterstones, W.H. Smiths, Hive, Wordery and all good bookshops.


You can find out more about Nathalie here.

Tony Dalby

Tony Dalby lives in Hildenborough, and is the author of a series of lighthearted spy novels, featuring private investigator Jamie Nelson. Jamie once worked in MI6, but now does freelance investigations for them...though he doesn't always follow correct procedures, much to the irritation of his boss.

The novels start in the UK (Jamie has a flat in Tonbridge), but each case takes Jamie to a new destination in Europe.

The titles in order are:

- The Vanishing Mercenary 

- The Missing Director

- The French Artist

A fourth novel, set in Scandinavia, is being written.

The paperbacks (and eBooks) can be bought via amazon.co.uk.

Click this link for more information.