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Audiobook Coming 4th October 2021

To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Week 'The Void Between Words' will be released in audiobook

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Limited offer applies The first 50 to join will receive a free code to redeem their book

THE VOID BETWEEN WORDS

A lifetime of being different
Available now
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'A Compelling Read By A Gifted Storyteller'

"This charming book balances pathos and poignancy beautifully with understated humour, providing some real laugh-out-loud moments. I have seen the devastating ripple effects of dyslexia within my own family and so it was uplifting to read the story of a man who has made tough, but infinitely better, life choices. Thought-provoking, courageous, extraordinarily honest - a great read."  Jules. London
'An Inspirational Read'

"An amazing story beautifully written. The writer has used his love of trees to impact his whole life reminding us that we can all use our passions to change the world and allow our passions to change us."
Sue R. Rugby
'Brilliant'

"As a young man, this book resonated greatly with me. A truly inspirational read and one i would reccomend to anyone."
Ieuan P. UK
 

'My problem wasn't with dyslexia. It was with society'

My Story

Born in Yorkshire UK in 1969, I have battled with the effects of dyslexia all my life. It took me to the brink of despair and yet, surprisingly, became my greatest gift.

I've learned to find the joy in words and the wonder of literature and to my complete surprise, at the age of 50 and having never read a novel, I wrote one, 'The Swing'. Due to be published in Autumn 2021, it is preceded by my moving and funny memoir, 'The Void Between Words'. The story is of my struggle with reading and writing and how I overcame my greatest fear to become an author.

​My passion for the natural world and a close affinity with trees, especially, has inspired my writing in many ways and has given me the courage to entertain and, hopefully, inspire others.

 

I hope you enjoy my books.

 
My Books

Being humiliated in front of class as a young boy in the 1970’s, is something I can never forget. Branded a no-hoper with little to offer, I was destined for the scrapheap. Academic failure, and a debilitating fear of words and learning, devastated my self-worth and confidence.

 

Join me and gain access to the void between words. My memoir delves deep into a world where it was easier to escape the pressures of life and suppress my individuality, wallow in the mire of insecurity and become imprisoned without hope.

 

My 50-year battle with dyslexia took me to the brink of despair and yet, surprisingly, became my greatest gift. Discover secrets, rejection, love, loss and desperation, but also resilience and strength, as I develop coping strategies and a steely determination which, finally, releases me from the darkness of the void. An affinity with nature and my love for trees become my ultimate saviour. When I discover my ability to harness their immense power and positivity, I find courage and, to my complete surprise, cannot contain the overwhelming urge to write a novel.

Best selling books 2021
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The Swing forms the centerpiece of a passionate love affair between Peter and Charlotte. A place of solace but also sadness, the swing witnesses their deep and sometimes turbulent relationship and offers ultimate freedom.

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A lovely open page journal for noting your experiences with nature, out in the field.

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IN THE PRESS

Interview with Steve Weber on the American Morning Gumption Show

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'A truly moving account of a man's struggle with life and his amazing determination to succeed'

Georgina Howard

Author of 'Breaking The Language Barrier'

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Next Event
When
4th October 2021 9am
Where
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I'll be appearing on the 'Art My Medicine' Podcast, through the Mental Health Warriors channel Live on Saturday 16th October 2021