Now available at Editions Dedicaces: « Good Vibrations », by CB Barrie

good-vibrations_frontISBN : 978-1-77076-618-1
Format : 206 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

This story parodies the illogical and wholly unreasonable aspects of the way the law works. How its quest for ‘justice’ often leads to injustice, and how its rigid and inflexible approach to ‘due process’ makes a mockery of fairness, and hands down bizarre judgements.  The insistence that everything must be resolved in court under the public gaze, creates ridiculous situations that do nothing to dignify the rightness of the justice system. On the contrary, it shames it.

Just such a story is that of Edmund Lincoln.

It’s the fourth time ram raiders have wrecked Edmund Lincoln’s nationally famous audio and HI-Fi business, and he’s facing ruin. Exorbitant and restricted insurance, and the totally inept police investigations, mean he has little chance of recovering anything lost or receiving adequate recompense.

After the fourth break in his senior manager Mark Stepleford, painfully restores the business but another disaster strikes when a psychotic customer is thought to be shoplifting. He is challenged and draws a knife to fend off the shop staff.  Mark, realising the man is completely out of control, stabs him with a needle test probe. The man is dead on arrival at the hospital.

Mark and the two sales staff are arrested on charges of manslaughter. But notwithstanding the Crown Prosecution’s insistence on due process, the jury refuses to convict.

For a while life and business return to normal but then they are notified that their rather limited insurance is being withdrawn.  It means that the whole trading operation is now severely compromised. To protect the shop in the absence of insurance Mark designs a hyper–powerful sonic system that creates a deep sense of fear in intruders. He adds an extremely powerful low frequency sound field that causes the intruder real physical distress. Just after Christmas, during the shop’s week long shutdown, they are called by the police. The shop has been hit. They are horrified to learn that on inspection the police have found five dead bodies in the shop – all of them having suffered agonising deaths. Edmund Lincoln is arrested for murder.  He is outraged – thus begins his fight against the CPS and the whole apparatus of the legal process.


cb-barrieI trained first in applied physics (BSc) followed later by post-graduate studies in economic & industrial history (MPhil) business studies (DipBA) and later a PhD in metrology. Following a successful career in strategic research/technology and administration, I began to parallel academic authorship with writing popular science and biographical articles for various technical and innovation magazines.

Apart from a fascination with inventors, inventions and new technologies I also enjoy writing ‘off the beaten track’ fiction, particularly when it leaves the reader slightly breathless. My publication record covers 11 Books (academic, fiction and humour) under various names and pseudonyms along with 68 research papers and umpteen popular science and innovation articles.

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2016 Book Pipeline Competition – Deadline: December 1st, 2016 – Entry fee – $65


2016 Book Pipeline Competition

Deadline: December 1st, 2016

Entry fee – $65

The 3rd Annual Book Pipeline Competition is searching for authors with material appropriate for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will receive circulation to Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar BabyAmerican Pastoral), Energy Entertainment (ExtantI Am Legend), Good Fear Film + ManagementDarko Entertainment (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and other top production companies and agencies best-suited for developing the selected projects.

Continuing to build upon the success of the Script Pipeline writing competitions, Book Pipeline aims to deliver unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting them on the fast-track to film and television production. The contest is open to all genres, and both new and established writers may enter.


Acceptable entries include:

  • Novels
  • Non-fiction
  • Plays
  • Graphic Novels and comics
  • Book proposals or pitches (fiction or non-fiction)
  • Short stories

Submission Requirements:

– A brief synopsis of the story. No length requirement, but 1-3 pages is typical. Please note this is required for all entries.

– In addition, for novels, novellas, and other full-length or in-progress books, we’ll accept up to approximately the first 5,000 words. For plays, graphic novels, proposals, and short stories, the complete manuscript may be submitted.

*Materials may be uploaded during registration, OR sent as an attachment to after registration. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with further info and instructions. 

Criteria & Review: All entries are judged on the basis of concept originality, writing ability, and primarily the property’s viability as a film or television series. Judges will consist of Script Pipeline executives and the supporting management/production companies in the latter rounds of review.

Every entrant will receive brief, general feedback on their submission, specifically on the material’s adaptation potential, once results have been announced. Comments are sent direct via email after final judging is completed in April 2017.


– Material may be published or unpublished; if published, the film AND television rights must be available

– Writers selected for the final rounds of judging may submit their full novel for review, if available. However, the final decisions will not hinge on a writer having the completed manuscript. Our primary concerns are the overall pitch and story synopsis in addition to the sample chapters to determine writing ability.

– Supplemental materials (illustrations, character bios, etc.) are optional but acceptable.

View full terms here



*Writers may register now and email their material at any time before the regular deadline, November 15th 2016. There is no additional fee if sending your work in later.

Regular Deadline – December 1st, 2016 – $65


Grand Prize Winner – Announced April 1st, 2017 (appx.):

– $5,000

– Airfare to Los Angeles for meetings with development executives, as well as agencies and literary reps

– Editorial write-up from Script Pipeline covering the material

Finalists (2-8) and Winner – Announced April 1st, 2017 (appx.):

– Industry circulation to over 200 companies searching for new literary material

– Additional one-on-one development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives

– Editorial write-up from Script Pipeline covering the material

Semifinalists (10-20) – Announced mid-March, 2017:

– Consideration for industry circulation and personal development assistance from Script Pipeline executives


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Now available at Editions Dedicaces: “Shadows of Yesterday”, by Azubike Okwudili Eze

Shadows-Yesterday_FrontISBN : 978-1-77076-612-9
Format : 214 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

Bari King, a Niger-Delta militant leader, after indulging in wanton killing, kidnapping, blackmailing, and crude oil theft is now at wits-end, as his sister falls in love with his French captive. Reluctantly letting-go of the hero-worship and ego-massage, he embraces the Amnesty Program of the Federal Government of Nigeria. However, peace still eludes him, and his world becomes mired in upheaval, as the covenant of protection he made with some dark forces begins to haunt him.

In his bid to save himself, he visits a Shaman and gains an unbargained other-worldly adventure.


AzubikeOkwudiliEzeMy name is Azubike Okwudili Eze. I was born May 11, 1967 in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. I am an alumnus of University of Nigeria, graduating in 1989 with a degree in Estate Management.

I practice as a registered Estate Surveyor & Valuer and live in port- Harcourt with my wife and son.

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