About Andy Conway

Novelist and screenwriter based in Birmingham, UK.

New Touchstone story in Birmingham anthology


It’s out! The NEW STREET STORIES anthology is published far and wide following its brilliant launch last week at the prestigious New Street location of the Medicine Gallery.

The book is now available to buy in ebook and paperback format on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and pretty much all online bookstores.

It features a short story that was mentioned in the recent Bright Star Rising book launch at Moseley dovecote. A short story all about this photograph below:

BUFFALO BILL AND THE PEAKY BLINDERS is set around the moment the photograph was taken and features some of your favourite Touchstone characters (Pete Wethers, Mitch and Mrs Hudson).

It’s pretty much the prequel to Bright Star Rising and deals with Pete Wethers and his arrival in 1887 Birmingham just in time to see Buffalo Bill ride down New Street. Needless to say, he gets into a spot of bother with Birmingham’s infamous razor gang, the Peaky Blinders!

Get it here:

The perfect book launch – Bright Star Rising over the Dovecote

You can’t fail to have noticed that the next book in the Touchstone saga is out this summer – BRIGHT STAR RISING – where Buffalo Bill meets the Peaky Blinders and the Wild West spills out onto the streets of Victorian Birmingham.

Thinking of how to do something different with the launch, I hit on the idea of a location from the book. Getting 100 Lakota braves to ride down New Street (as Buffalo Bill did in 1887) was a bit beyond my budget, but what if I could stage a launch event somewhere more achievable, like St Mary’s churchyard, or… well, look at that… how about the Moseley Dovecote?

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