Nick Pope on his first book Off Plan and fundraising for The Roy Castle Lung Foundation
CHESHIRE-based author Nick Pope l contacted me about the publication of his first book, Off Plan, which he has written despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is donating his loyalties from the first 1,000 copies sold to The Roy Castle Lung Foundation.
I found his story very inspirational so asked him to share it here...
I HAVE been battling against cancer since early 2009, first throat cancer which was quickly followed by lung cancer. My prognosis is not good as the cancer has split to my spine and last August I was given just three months to live. I have managed to keep my spirits up and have just had my first book entitled 'Off Plan' published. Given my circumstances I am donating my proceeds to The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, a local charity based here in Liverpool.
'Off Plan' is a tense, gripping adult thriller that tells the tale of a high-flying sales executive who returns to his hometown, Liverpool, following the breakdown of his marriage.Down on his luck, his life quickly spirals out of control, when he buys a penthouse 'Off Plan' from ruthless local property developer, Fraser Robertson. Fraser not only runs Fraser Developments with his two sons but he also controls most of what goes on in the city. The book attempts to deal with loss and human suffering through, greed, fraud, corruption, violence and illicit affairs.
The Human mind is indeed a powerful instrument and shows what can be achieved if you live each day in a positive manner with a smile on your face no matter what adversity you may be facing. I hope this inspires people to do more with their lives and hopefully buy my book. The more copies that are sold then the greater the donation I can make to fighting this dreadful disease.
My book has received some great online reviews at Amazon and has been as high as 3,000 in the charts and number 2 by customer review in the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery category from books released in last 90 days. It would be wonderful if 'Off Plan' could really make a difference and break into The Top 100.