Meet Arabella Saturday – the juggling star of my new Children’s Book

I’ve just published my latest children’s book on Amazon. It’s available via this link.

And here’s a video telling you all about it.

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Great review for my latest play!

Pleased to report that the world premiere of my new play, ‘Look Out – He’s Got A Gun!’ was a sell-out success.  I’ve added one of the reviews below.

The play is currently with my publisher, Stage Scripts, but in the meantime it’s available from Amazon, as a stage play or a novel via this link.

Review: Look Out - He's Got A Gun! by Phil Mansell

Review of ‘Look Out – He’s Got A Gun!’ in the Weekly Post

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New Play Set for World Première!

I’m pleased to report that my latest play, ‘Look Out – He’s Got A Gun!’ has been lined up for its première later this year. Javea Players have given the two-act comedy spoof a slot in their Studio Theatre.

The play has come a long way since I was first inspired to write it back in 2017 after hearing various vintage radio plays from the 1940s and ’50s.

I returned to it earlier this year and after completing it, arranged for a test reading with a dozen of Javea Players’ finest acting talent. That trial run went much better than I could have anticipated and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Using the actors’ valuable feedback, I revised the play yet again, and hopefully injected even more comedy into it.

In fact, I was so pleased with the play that I turned it into a paperback novel which will hopefully soon be on my Amazon page alongside my children’s book ‘Uncle Mungo and the Great Wallaby Painting Contest’.

After creating a cover image for the play, I submitted it to my publisher, Stage Scripts, who, to date, have published ten of my plays. I’ll be writing more about the audition process and when rehearsals start in October.

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Radio interview about my books, plays and artwork

I recently did a radio interview with DJ Bob James of Valley FM in Orba, and we talked about a variety of things, including my new children’s book, ‘Uncle Mungo and the Great Wallaby Painting Contest’, my plays, illustrating books, oil painting – in fact, we covered a lot of territory.

Valley FM were kind enough to give me a copy of the interview which I’ve now editing into six bite-size chunks and turned into videos on my YouTube channel. The videos contain a lot of my artwork and illustrations which were under discussion. Please check them out and let me know what you think. Part One can be found here:

Part One of my radio interview which is now on YouTube.
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Creating a YouTube Channel to Promote my Uncle Mungo Book

I’ve been reading lots of stuff about how to promote your self-published paperback on Amazon. It’s a steep learning curve.

One of the tools I’ve decided to use is YouTube. I’ve discovered (slightly to my surprise) that I already had a YouTube Channel, so all I’ve had to do is add the videos I’ve created. I’ll be explaining how I created these videos in another blog post – look out for it.

Below is my latest short YouTube video and this is a a link to my YouTube channel. Please check them out and let me know what you think.

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Uncle Mungo – the video.

I created the video below to promote my book ‘Uncle Mungo and the Great Wallaby Painting Contest’. Available in paperback from Amazon.

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Paintings now online

I’ve finally got around to updating my artwork page and have uploaded a selection of the oil paintings I have completed over the last 12 months, along with some preparatory sketches.

(All my work is for sale by the way if you’re interested in helping a starving artist.)

Please check it out by clicking on this link: https://philmansell.com/my-artwork/

Paintings by Phil Mansell
‘Dancing at the Fiesta #2’ Oil on canvas, 2018.
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