The novel A Seed Once Sown has been published by Wales Press (walespress.com). It should have been published a year ago with another publisher, but I pulled out as I lost confidence in them. It was such a relief when the novel was accepted by Wales Press. It is currently available in paperback or ebook with the audiobook on its way. 50p per book sold will be shared between The Born Free Foundation @BornFreeFDN andThe Sheldrick Wildlife Trust @SheldrickTrust.
I really proud of A Seed Once Sown. It is a novel with a big heart.
The back cover blurb reads:
Throughout history men and women have bravely stood up and sown the seed that creates the change they wish to see. This is a story about William and he sows a seed.
In William’s case he plants a seed in the form of a bullet in a trophy hunter’s head.
The murder sets off a national debate with regard animal rights.
One reader’s pre-launch review reads: “This is one novel I didn’t want to end. Trophy hunting is a subject I feel strongly about and it was as if the characters were talking directly to me. Animal rights is a huge and controversial topic, but Tim Rees is fearless in grasping that nettle. And William is a murderer, but I like him so much and his relationship with fifteen-year-old Ashley is emotionally engaging. Now I’ve finished the book, I’m missing that involvement. What’s troubling, though, is the fact we are talking about murder here. The police detective in pursuit of William is a wonderfully strong female character, but I wanted her to fail! Right up to the very last page Tim shone a new light on animal rights for me. I’ve learned a lot and even feel inspired to get actively involved in animal rights issues.”
The above review is curtesy a lady in the publisher’s reading group. I’m very grateful to her. That review makes all the hard work of writing the book worthwhile.
And recently I have had great fun recording the novel for audiobook. Even as the author, actually performing the story deepened its meaning for me.