Literary Exmouth man's book dreams fulfilled
A FULL-time carer whose lifelong dream was to write his own book has had wish turned into reality. Lee Austin, of Salisbury Road, Exmouth, who provides round-the-clock care for his disabled partner, Naomi, has fulfilled an ambition of self-publishing his
A FULL-time carer whose lifelong dream was to write his own book has had wish turned into reality.
Lee Austin, of Salisbury Road, Exmouth, who provides round-the-clock care for his disabled partner, Naomi, has fulfilled an ambition of self-publishing his first book.
The 35-year-old has produced a science-fiction novel, called Fortune's Child, which will be the first of a trilogy.
Delighted with the end-product, Mr Austin, said: "I've done everything on it myself, including the proofing, formatting and cover-design. I've also built my own website."
The book is aimed at the teenage, young-reader market.
Fortune's Child is about the adventures of Lucas Fortune, a 12-year-old boy living in an orphanage near Exeter.
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It follows Lucas as he attempts to unravel the great mystery surrounding his parents, his unique powers and the strange voice who speaks through his dreams.
Mr Austin said being a full-time carer enabled him to find a couple of hours each day to work on producing the book.
He added: "Quite often I will write in the night as well, when my wife is asleep.
"From a young age I've always had the urge to write and attempted to write my first novel at the age of 16."
Mr Austin said his stories were always based on a science fiction theme.
"One reason I wrote the book for young people is most of the sci-fi titles that were available for me to read growing up were for adults."
For more details on Fortune's Child, visit the following website address at: www.leeaustin.webeden.co.uk. To purchase a copy, priced �7.99, phone Lee on (01395) 264955.