Falling for Dom!
Thanks to social sites I have been talking on and off with Stuart Wakefield who is guy that has an average day job but with aspirations to become a writer. He has been taking writing courses and during this time has penned his first novel.
I was delighted and excited to hear that his first novel Body of Water, had made it into the Amazon Kindle store and downloaded a copy on Tuesday morning during my commute.
I knew very little of the story or his style of writing but was taken in by Stuarts graphic and descriptive writing style from the word go.
I can think of a lot of people who will empathise with Leven and especially some of his growing up experiences (one of which Stuart has confirmed is from his life).
The story is a wonderful work of fiction which takes you on a journey through a young life which draws you from London to the out reaches of Scotland.
To my surprise Body of Water also covers a wide range of emotions and deep feelings of desire – nothing new you might add but these all come from a gay perspective. I wasn’t aware of the explicit nature of some of the story but it does not detract from the tale, it enhances your view of Leven and his experiences in this world as he comes to terms with who he is.
I must admit to blushing a few times, hopeful that no one was reading this over my shoulder on the train!
As an aspiring writer I think Stuart is off to a great start and am so pleased that the Amazon Kindle Store is available for new talents like Stuart. I was pleased to hear he is working on cover art for the print edition before it is taken to publishers for approval. I really do wish Stuart every success with the material version of his first book as he deserves it for all his hard work and effort.
As the full title suggest (Body of Water (The Orcadian Novels)), I really do hope there is more to come from this series and Stuart. I also hope we get to hear more about Dom as I have become a real fan of the gentle giant (read the book to find out what I am on about!).