What unique gifts do you have ?
I have always written poetry for occasions, Such as...My Grandads death, When my grandson was born etc.
I now realize I can write it at any time & cannot wait to get my 2 poetry books completed & published. As I have
Now written over 1.500. I have found it very therapeutic over the years to express myself in such a way.
How can you use those benefits to your audience?
We were just like any other ordinary family, But with one very extraordinary member ( Grandad )
He was the kind of person whom everyone warmed too, & set me a very good standard to live up too!
So humble, loving & kind, Who hid the horrors that he went through so well! No-one would have known.
What this ordinary grandad was even capable of, Before I was even born
What do you want your audience to know about your book ?
I want them to know what one man is capable of! How he found the strength to survive, Despite the odds
Being tortured, Starved and deceased for 3 long years. His courage & sheer determination to get back alive to his family. His wife & 2 small sons & finally his freedom.
What will make them want to buy your book?
It is a true story written in my grandads own words, Everyone has a Grandad, So this book will appeal to an audience of young & old. A true British soldier made of extraordinary stuff. Just an ordinary man, Who became a superhero to me after reading his story
What makes your book a best sell ?
This unique story of my grandad which begins in May 1940. When he joined the Royal Artillery. Totally unaware of the horrors the
Future had in store for him for the next 3 years as a prisoner of war in Java with the Japanese. The book contains his recollections
Of the hell, he endured during his capture & very painful memories & experiences. inside the book are the actual post-cards in his
Handwriting, Few & far between, But so important to his wife & family from the prison camp in Java.
He was 92 years old, When he was awarded The Veterans Badge in recognition for his service, By the Burma Star Association.
& presented with a cheque for £10.000, & to show you the kind of man he was, After all, he had been through to deserve it, He gave it straight away to his 2 surviving son,s ( My Dad & Uncle Ralph ) £ 5.000 each & the story was featured. in the Clacton Gazette in 2007 ( Inside )
& again in the book in July 2007, He made the newspapers again, When my grandson was born. My Grandad was 93 years old
Making 5 generations, Short story & photograph also inside. Now in 2019, this book has been nominated for the Book of Excellence Award and has recommended by top publishing firms.