Fjara Press are a small web-based publishing company, based in the North-East of England.
We focus on the road less travelled, with our travel writing tackling less explored parts of Northern Europe, and our food writing focussing on less conventional foods, rather than current trends.
Our fiction is almost entirely speculative, creating worlds of mystery and wonder, rooted in character and a love of the written word.
All of our content is written and published by the founder of Fjara Press, Richard Brink. Let’s here from Richard and his approach to writing:
Born and raised in the North-East of England, I started writing many many times throughout my teens and twenties – endless poetry, reams of screenplays and books full of scribbles and notes – all to no avail.
It finally took hold in my mid-thirties, after the pressure, need and urge to put pen to paper became too great for me to resist. I now take enormous pleasure from staring at a blank white page and watching it fill up with people and places before my very eyes.
This blog is focussed on non-fiction: commentary, opinion and review. It is intended to be in contrast to my fiction writing, not least because it is available free of charge. It is a way for me to share my view of the world with one or two people.
Publishing exclusively through Amazon Kindle, I write fairly short novels – so far, largely based on my travels across Northern Europe, particularly through the Nordic Countries. This resulted in my first series of novellas: Nordic Shorts.
Although we have never had plans to see any of these books in print, Amazon are very kindly helping us to provide paperback options.
Future planned projects include lots more blogging, some short stories, and a new full-length novel. Keep your eyes peeled for what comes next.