About Paw Press & Mark Hayden

Paw Press is an independent publishing company in Westmorland, UK, set up by Mark Hayden. That’s me.

Mark’s real name is Adrian Attwood and he lives next to the Lake District National Park with his wife, Anne.

He has had a varied career – working for a brewery, being a teacher, being the Town Clerk to Carnforth and now he’s a part-time writer and part-time assistant in his wife’s craft projects. Until she started making quilts, he didn’t even know that precision ironing was a thing.

If you’re a writer, or would like to be one, and you live in the North West, Can I recommend  Kendal Writers Café. We meet every month in Kendal and we’re a friendly bunch. Joining KWC was a great help when I started out.

This site would not look like it does without:

The book covers which were designed by Rachel Lawston of Lawston Design (except for the Operation Jigsaw covers)
The O-J trilogy covers by Hilary Pitt via 2QT Publishing
A whole load of free images from StockSnap