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2022 Booker Prize Entry, also shortlisted for the Hemingway Award for Historical Fiction
With the help of my book coach and mentor Ken Scott, I finally sat down and wrote my novel, based closely on my own true story, in around six months. Then came all the feelings of self-doubt and self-loathing, because I was after all laying myself bare on those pages, opening myself up to potential criticism or maybe even ridicule… After a period of soul searching I finally took the leap of faith and I could not be more delighted with the way ‘Twenty Years a Stranger’ has been received, with over 200 fantastic reviews on Amazon and Goodreads to date.
Promoting the book during Covid has been challenging, but not impossible. I have been interviewed on Talk Radio Europe and Times Radio, I have done several Zoom chats with book clubs around the country, who did me the honour of choosing to read my book and I will also be a guest speaker at the SHINE21 event organised by the Network She Foundation, which aims to inspire, motivate and empower women. I have finished the second book in the Stranger Series, ‘Ghost of a Stranger’ and hope to have news of its release very soon. I am grateful to each and every one of you who has encouraged and supported me on my path to becoming an author.
Thanks to you, the future is bright and thanks to Scotty for his never ending support and encouragement.
I can't speak highly enough of Ken, from submitting a few scraps of notes and a couple of press articles, he took me through the entire writing process, right through to securing me a publishing contract.
I am incredibly excited going forward that my book, 'Two Cops and a Robber,' is now being considered by Amazon Prime for a mini series.
Scotty was my rock. I never thought I would even have the courage to tell my story let alone write it and yet he encouraged and supported me every step of the way. And as he promised from the beginning, here I am... a published author. Who would have thought it?
Thanks Ken the Ghost, I couldn't have done it without your help. Great mentor, awesome writing coach and all round good lad. I was happy to work with him on all three of my books and just as he promised, I became a published author. A lot of hard work it getting the books just right but well worth the effort. Well overdue a beer my friend, big love, the Dazzler xx
Writing my book was one of the hardest and emotional experiences of my life. My original 1st draft was a jumbled mass of words, written mostly with tears in my eyes.
Thinking I had completed my project, I sent my manuscript out to publishers and quickly realised I had entered a world I didn't understand.
I needed help from someone who was going to treat my story with respect, instead of turning it into something I didn't want it to be.
I was introduced to Ken Scott and I found confidence in his delicate approach and uplifting words, this helped me to believe in my book again and we began the long process of a chapter by chapter rewrite.
Eight months later, with his help to mentor me, my book took on a new lease of life and was published by Fortis Publishing.
I'm very proud of my book which has sold remarkably well and has hit the Amazon top 100 list as well as number one in several catergories. I was overcome with emotion when it reached the number 25 spot in Amazon's biographies, two places above Michelle Obama. How cool is that?
Ken has helped me to realise my dreams and made me the author I am today. i thank him from the bottom of my heart.