Ernie proves it’s never too late to be a published author

Ernie Richardson pictured second from left.
Ernie Richardson pictured second from left.

A 92-year-old author from Eastbourne has proved it’s never too late to become a published author after he joined forces with other writers to see their debut book launched this month.

Ernie Richardson is one of a group of nine Eastbourne authors, all over 60 and with a combined age exceeding 600, aptly named We’re Not Dead Yet Writers. The team’s debut book of 16 short stories called Twists in the Tales was launched on April 6 at Tome Book Shop in Terminus Road. The writers, all members of Eastbourne Seniors Club, read some of the stories and provided signed copies.

Ernie said, “Joining a writing group has changed my life. I have contributed two stories to Twists in the Tales. Mine are about fear, while other members of the group have written about crime, trickery, entrapment, greed, murder, fantasy, death and the after life. We have been delighted with the favourable response we have had from reviewers who love the twists we have provided.

“Being called a new writing talent at the ripe old age of 92 is simply fantastic.”

Group leaders Tony and Heather Flood have already had great success with their previously published children’s books and Tony’s celebrity revelations in My Life With The Stars, which features Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, George Best and a host of other personalities.

Twists in the Tales, published by Eastbourne company My Voice Publishing, will be available on Amazon as both a paperback and an e-book. More details about the book and other books by local authors are available from and