About Us

I loved the funny risqué references. Read this book by the pool in Greece and had some funny looks as I laughed out loud! Very relatable, great read. Karen Crear- what an author- can’t wait for your next book. Thank you for making the start of my holiday simply the best!
deborah mcginlay
Lila Glover Wants a Lover
I found this book unputadownable!! What a lovely, close family. What a disgraceful specimen of a man! Don't normally review books but I felt I had to with this one. Five stars plus!
Jackie Campbell
Playing with Fire

We are a
Small Independent Publisher

We are a passionate and purpose-driven independent publisher nestled in the picturesque County Durham, England.

Our journey is deeply rooted in a story of triumph over adversity. It began with a profound moment of reckoning when faced with the daunting reality of a cancer diagnosis. Fuelled by a desire to share stories that inspire and uplift, we embarked on a mission to self-publish books that resonate with readers worldwide.

Driven by a profound desire to turn adversity into opportunity, we embarked on a mission to fulfil a long-held dream. Inspired by the indomitable spirit of our founders, whose love for storytelling burned bright despite the shadows of illness, we set out to self-publish books that would not only captivate but also inspire.

In January 2023, Crear Publishing was born, a testament to the power of resilience and determination. With the release of our inaugural book, we took our first steps on a journey that would defy expectations and exceed imagination.

One of our proudest achievements to date is the transformation of one of our books into a captivating BBC podcast, “Love Bombed with Vicky Pattinson”, with two TV documentaries in the pipeline. These endeavours not only showcase our dedication to storytelling but also provide a platform for voices that deserve to be heard.

Beyond our creative pursuits, we hold firm to our values of giving back to the community. Our journey is deeply intertwined with a spirit of generosity, as evidenced by our ongoing contributions to charitable causes. It’s a testament to the belief that every book sold carries the potential to make a difference in the world.

Our reach extends far beyond the borders of our home country, with our books finding homes in over nine countries and counting. Yet, our journey is far from over. As we continue to grow, our sights are set on reaching an even wider audience, sharing stories that transcend boundaries and ignite the imagination.

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Books Published
2023 - January

Our First Book

Playing with Fire is available on Amazon. Later in 2023 it was released on more platforms including Waterstones and The Great British Book Shop.

2023 - February

BBC Podcast released

Playing with Fire story features in BBC Podcast – “Love Bombed with Vicky Pattinson”. Reaches No.1 on Apple Podcasts.

2023 - June

Amazon #1 Bestseller

Playing with Fire reaches #1 in its category on Amazon.

2023 - October

Our Second Book

“The Reinvention of Lottie Potts” is available on Amazon. This is the first book in the “Teapots & Tequila Shots” series by K L Crear.

2024 - february

Third Release

“Healing from the Burns” is available on Amazon. This is the much anticipated follow up from our successful first book “Playing with Fire”.

2024 - April

Fourth Release

“Lila Glover Wants a Lover” is available on Amazon. This is the second book in the “Teapots & Tequila Shots” series by K L Crear.

2024 - April

Documentary Episode released

Episode in the documentary series “Red Flags” on UKTVPlay released. This was about the story told in our book “Playing With Fire”


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