Percy Chattey: Writer

Author of Thrillers. Book Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

2015! Looks like a good year ahead

Well 2014 finished on a high with:
1) the Launch of my latest Thriller “WatchIt Too!” (available through Amazon and Kindle)
2) My FOURTH Pinnacle Book Award for “Death for a Starter”
3) And of course the EXCITING NEWS that “Blitz and Pieces” my wartime memoirs and autobiography is to be published in hardback this year. The same publishing company are also looking over my thrillers with a view to other publishing deals. HAPPY MAN I AM !!

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I’ll keep you posted on events of course (via the website, FaceBook, Twitter and this blog). I am also about 10,000 words into my next novel, again a thriller and I have a working title to be revealed soon. So all in all a great 2014 and already looking promising for 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!
Keep healthy, keep smiling and share your joy! :-)

NEW THRILLER “Watchit Too!” is OUT NOW

I am so pleased to announce that ‘Watchit Too!’ my latest thriller is published and OUT NOW!

You can preview and get it via the Amazon system and its eBook spin off Kindle (the reader App is free). It is a stunning story and a fitting sequel to ‘Watchit!’  (see Kindle Reader Deals)

My new “work-in-progress“, which is in its early stages at about two and half thousand words. I hope to have that ready in the spring 2015.

Further GOOD NEWS is that my autobiography ‘Blitz & Pieces: The true story of how a six year old survived the London Blitz during World War Two”, will be published in hard back about the same time (Spring 2015).

We at would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!


Death For A Starter Wins Award

Percy Chattey’s master thriller book  with the ominous title “Death for a Starter” has just won his FOURTH Pinnacle Award. this time for “Best Historical Thriller”!   (FOUR TIMES WINNER is UNPRECEDENTED)

It could be a great Xmas Stocking  or present.
Search Google for “Percy Chattey Thriller” or go to Amazon / Kindle :
Website : Thriller for Christmas and 2014

So Press Releases are read and published!

Forgive my lack-of-faith! After all we are in a saturated world, a quagmire of news, soaps, celebrity, bulletins and selfies… all noise that distracts us or allows us to miss stuff of interest.

But, for an author I literally have to eat my own words and swallow my cynic pill as my PRESS RELEASE (here) has been noticed and published for which I am truly grateful. Not only that but I can see it has been syndicated across a few channels online. Thank you and it makes me smile.

PCB Blitz in the Press

Great News. I got a Book Deal!

Blitz and PiecesbyPercyChattey“It’s never too late to get a Book Deal!”

I am EXTREMELY pleased to announce I have a BOOK DEAL for my autobiography “Blitz and Pieces”.
The Press Release (see below) has just gone out to local media in Costa Blanca, Spain… fingers crossed they run with that… more PR soon

###### BUY THE PAPERBACK or eBOOK here ###### >>>

PRESS RELEASE : Percy Chattey Books
Date: December 2014:
Location: Hondon de los Frailes, Alicante, Spain 03689
PR Author: D Cook (Promotions) on behalf of Percy Chattey Books [Spain]
Document Stage: Final (Publish, print and distribution)

“It’s never too late to get a Book Deal!”

Local author Percy Chattey, Hondon de los Frailes, is living proof that you can still achieve your dreams even in your later years. Percy’s dream of getting his books published has just come true!

Now approaching 80 years old, Percy is pleased to announce that his eBook and Pinnacle Award winning autobiography “Blitz & Pieces: The True Story of How a Six Year Old Survived the London Blitz” has now secured a hardback publishing and promotions deal. Plus, the same London Publisher could take on three of his other thriller novels, such as “Politically Incorrect” and “The Black Venus”.

In the last two years Percy has found renewed joy in his passion for writing murder mystery thrillers amid the mountainous tranquil of the Hondon Valley. He has completed six so far. However, as a child of the war, he also wanted to document his WWII memoirs.

What started off as a few amusing and vivid anecdotes to tell his grandchildren has now become a jam-packed autobiography about his fearful cockney childhood during the infamous London Blitz. He also gives a first-hand account of the hardships in post-war Britain, paints a stark portrait of his army days and writes candidly about East End business life.

“Blitz and Pieces” is a compelling read which reflects both the personal misery and joy of a long-gone life most of us know very little about these days. The stories feel real, are often funny but also a thought-provoking history lesson of the “olden days” and all told in Percy’s normal absorbing and expressive style.

Percy, with his cockney charm and a deserved smile says:
“Having a book deal, especially after all these years, really is a dream come true. It feels great that my passion for telling stories has finally been recognised. It makes all that hard work and dedication worthwhile.”

Percy is proud to be the only author to win three NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards in its 26 year history. Percy’s latest thriller “WatchIt Too!” will be released in winter.

The release date for the hardback version of “Blitz and Pieces” is to be decided but for now all Percy’s thrillers and books are still available as Kindle eBooks or as paperbacks via or a search for “percy chattey books”.
Further information is available on the website:
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Mr. Percy Chattey (Author). Percy is available for interviews.
Email Direct: percy @

Watch Out! There’s a sequel book about.

Yes I have been quiet online lately for various reasons… including writing the follow-up to my last book “WatchIt“. This one is called “WatchIt Too”… I am at the final stages, then a proof-read/corrections and hope to have this latest thriller out in November 2014. More details soon but for now the draft cover is being developed based on the following montage … two sports cars and a plane in the middle of no-where! …. What are they up to you might think? Who is that woman? Intriguing I hope.

WatchIt Too Teaser banner
Book cover by Digital Idiom Web Design.

Authorgraph Hunter, a tip for Indie Writers

Like most Independent Publishers, I use Amazon and Kindle to distribute my books in print or digital formats. CreateSpace is Amazon’s publishing entity. Personally I find it both an incredible tool (i.e that I can self-publish with a few mouse clicks) but also a frustrating experience. Still one of its virtues is its online forums/articles and blogs with toms of hints and tips from other Indie authors.

I just got a CreateSpace news bulletin that could be helpful to me and so I’d thought I would share with you.

♦ List your book(s) on

Maria Murnane writes: “Signing books is one of the great joys of being an author. There’s nothing quite like holding a copy of a book you wrote in your hands, then inscribing it for a real person who is excited to read it. The majority of my book sales come from eBooks, however, which until recently have been impossible to sign. Not any more! Now there’s a site called Authorgraph, where you can list your books, and fans can request a digital autograph that will appear right in their e-reader. It’s a little awkward to write your signature, but once you get one you like you can save it in the system, then type a personalized note around it for each reader. Isn’t that cool?

Each time a fan requests an “authorgraph” for one of my books, I get an email from the site with a hyperlink. All I have to do is click the link and login, and I see the requests waiting for me.

It’s super easy to use, and it’s free. Here is Maria’s Authorgraph page

Fame! I tasted it, I liked it and want more!

A new thriller by Percy ChatteyI always get a great feeling when out of the blue someone approaches me and comments on my work. We were having lunch out a few days ago when a fellow from the village came up to our table and said to me almost in a whisper, ‘I have just finished ‘Watchit’ a great read – a little bit raunchy in fact my wife told me to put it down as I was getting too excited.’

No it is nothing like ‘Fifty Shades’ it is a book with a story and I have tried to show the difficulties and the relationships of growing up in the fifties. Its sequel is coming on fine heading for a launch in October. Happy reading

Hondon Valley is in Fiesta Times

News from the Hondon Valley – a weekend of fun and laughter.
On Staurday evening 2nd August, in our sister village: Hondon de las Nieves, which is about six miles away from us, there was a medieval market. That is exactly how it looked with craft stalls including a molten glass blower making items before your eyes there was also a grand firework display called the “Corre Focs” and then on the Sunday the annual religious ceremony took place, the transfer of the Patron Virgin from Hondon de las Nieves and Aspe.
In the other Hondon de los Frailes the portable stage was erected once again in the main plaza where the local “Musical Union” band played inspirational popular music of the sixties and seventies. We are now looking forward to the end of August when Frailes will be in ‘Fiesta’ for four days. The opening ceremony will be with ladies in stunning dresses taking flowers to the church – the following day the carnival and finally as is the tradition a display of fireworks and of course the stage will be out again.
Pinnacle Book Award 2013Frailes is becoming well known for its wonderful comfortable restaurants with their variety of cuisine, and people travel from miles away to enjoy the gastronomy.
Our house Casa FuenteLargo (a Spanish holiday rental) overlooks this stunning valley with its small communities which is about twenty miles or more long and is dotted with hamlets, and larger villages as mentioned above – however they all have their own fiestas at various times of the year, run by the local inhabitants when the streets are decorated with flags and bunting.
Casa FuenteLargo is the perfect place to visit this old part of the real Spain – it is somewhere to stay in complete relaxation, perfect surroundings and we will supply the car in the price so that you can visit this wonderful area in comfort. By booking any holiday to stay at our villa with the deposit paid before the end of October, then I will with pleasure, send you three of my award winning books and if you bring them with you I will gladly personally sign them to show our appreciation. for further information. Please Like and share thank you.

Bread is banned !!

My autobiography - Blitz and Pieces

My autobiography – “Blitz and Pieces”.

A little known fact: Everyone – well I think everyone enjoys hot fresh bread, door step size with lashings of real butter on it and perhaps some jam. It was very popular during the Second World War so much so the government banned it. How could they do that you may ask? In that period each community had its own bakers and people shopped daily for their food so a law was passed forbidding bread makers from selling their wares on the same day that they had made it, the thinking behind this was the bread would not be as fresh and it would be easier to cut and therefore less wasteful.

In my award winning novel ‘Blitz & Pieces’ which is my true story of growing up in that period where I describe the horror of being brought up in the East London Blitz and the restriction brought on by the war with Germany, I describe this and many other things as information for those who will have difficulty in imagining what it was like to be bombed on a nightly basis and for others to remember the difficulties of those times.

All my work can be purchased through Amazon and if you are into Kindle then it can be downloaded in that format. For further information go to

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