IAN’S DEBUT NOVEL was released on 3rd March 2022 in paperback and on Kindle!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The thought of an imminent apocalypse didn’t occur to anyone, anywhere. Our world leaders had jumped at the chance to exploit creatures of the deep, curious beings that appeared to express a benevolent desire to clean up our mess from the oceans.
Jack Lee had seen these creatures in action over twenty years previously, and he had been trying to get over the horrific memories of them ever since.
When events began to escalate, we still believed we had solutions. We were smart! We could fix anything, couldn’t we?
I was with Dad, walking back to his bungalow, my childhood home, one Sunday many years ago. We had been to ‘The Swan’ for a couple of drinks. Mum was preparing Sunday lunch. His retirement was approaching, and I asked him if he had any plans. Out of the blue he told me he was thinking of writing a book. It was absolutely not what I was expecting him to say, however I thought that it was an excellent idea and I told him so. Wow, that would be something!
Dad passed away a few years back, approaching the grand old age of ninety-two. Mum had died some years earlier. His life had never really been the same after her passing. He never wrote that book.
About a year after Dad’s passing, an idea for a story started growing in my head. I had never written a novel before. I’d never had the seed that blossoms into a complex narrative develop in my thoughts. Nothing even close to that really.
Pretty soon I had the whole story: beginning, middle and ending. When I began writing it down, transferring my subconscious script into written word was relatively straightforward. It was like transcribing a remembered verse or song. All the detail was already there for me. I had help from good people getting some of the words and punctuation right, but the story more or less stayed the same.
I’ve thought about that particular conversation with Dad a lot since I started all this.
I like to think Mum and Dad would have enjoyed my book.
I think it would have made them laugh.
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