2019 publications, details of the following books I have either written or collaborated on.
It was a joy to work with B.P. Kennedy during the course of 2018. As a great fan of John Grisham I am intrigued by the minefield of the sometimes unfair legal system and in particular the games that Lawyers and Barristers play on a daily basis. It was a real pleasure to jump into the courtroom with this lady who took on the establishment single handed after a disastrous experience with her unscrupulous lawyer. As always, a story has to tick all the boxes and the first thing I do with all potential books is to ask my subject to relay their story. I sat captivated as Ms Kennedy told her heartbreaking tale of an idyllic family life, discovering her husbands affair and a betrayal as he walked out on his family after twenty three years of marriage. She was pitched into a legal fight that she wanted no part of and then discovered her husband's hidden millions. There was light at the end of the tunnel, after all she was relying on good old fashioned British justice and surely nothing could go wrong? She didn't want the earth, didn't want to take her husband 'to the cleaners,' she just wanted an equal share of the enormous wealth he had built up during their long marriage. But in court his lawyers and barristers schemed, plotted and lied throughout. Initially Ms Kennedy wasn't over worried. Surely the experienced, long standing and well respected Judge would see through their smokescreen. The book was published in 2018 and I am proud to announce that Ms Kennedy enjoyed the experience so much she started book two at the end of last year.
Another true story written in an autobiographical format and for obvious reasons Ms Summers writes under a pen name.
Jessica's twenty-three year marriage wasn't a happy one; her husband was cold and demanding and controlled everything she did. After a messy divorce she found herself free of the shackles she'd carried around since the day she had walked down the aisle. She discovered a new scene, designer clothing and make up and during nights out, for the first time in her life she actually began to like herself. After a passionate affair and a sexual awakening she discovered a desire for younger men. During a holiday, she met the man of her dreams; a handsome Swedish football agent and she fell hopelessly in love. He was everything she'd never had and he showered her with love, affection and a proposal of marriage. What Jessica didn't know was that her fiancé was wanted by Interpol, a con man who had fleeced countless women out of their life savings and he had selected his next victim. This is her tragic, yet at times uplifting and inspiring story written with an unbelievable optimism and humour that can only be admired.
One of my own for a change.
In June 2019, four long distance cycle virgins prepare and plan for a 1000 kilometre adventure on the Camino de Santiago. An incredibly honest and inspiring account of their highs and lows, their accidents, arguments and late night drinking escapades during fourteen days of peace, tranquility and mayhem.
This book is full of useful information on different routes, terrain, accommodation and places to avoid. It's the Cyclist's Camino Bible, much like John Brierley's guides are to the hiking pilgrims.
If you have cycled the Camino, or plan to, this book is a must.
No front cover just yet, but pictured here is the adventurer and round the world sailor Darroch 'Daz' Tait at the Fortis Publishing offices. We were working on the final draft of his book, 'The World's my Oyster.'
An incredible journey and an epic book, so much so that the publisher has decided to publish the huge tome as a trilogy. Book one will be published in the autumn of 2019.
Shannon Clifton's horrific story of the abuse at the hands of her father will be on sale in the autumn of 2019.
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