Megan Chapman


Since University, MCMC Spoken has gone from strength to strength, carving out her reputation as a poet, working with local producers and rappers to make the hip hop tracks which have honed her,freestyling, skills. She has performed at spoken word gigs both locally and across the UK and Europe. Read More

Rapeseed a new novel by Alwyn Marriage

What are the consequences for a child conceived by violence? Rapeseed follows the story of Samantha, a bright young academic, investigating the psychology of the children of rape. However, Sam has a secret, and flashbacks throughout the novel explore how this affected her upbringing. With a serial rapist on the loose and Sam’s own search for her father becoming more desperate, her personal and professional lives begin to overlap. Various new contacts enter Sam’s life as her doubts about her work and her detective efforts increase, until she eventually finds herself in horrifying danger. Does anyone love her enough to save her from herself? ‘Rapeseed’ was shortlisted in the Cinnamon Novel Award, 2011 and was published by Stairwell Books in 2017.

“The first social science research-based thriller I’ve ever read.” Christopher Nuttall, former Director of Research and Statistics, Home Office. Read More