Alison Thompson from Faringdon has developed a short course for people who have an idea for a non-fiction book, but need guidance on how to develop a structure and the content for publication.
In March she published The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD, a revealing account of her life. While not yet a bestseller, Alison has been overwhelmed by the response from other families going through similar experiences.
As a result she has discovered two new passions – to raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and help families affected by it and she is now in demand as a public speaker; the second is to help other people become experts in their own field by writing their own books.
Alison said: “Becoming a published author has opened many doors to me and I’ve found the whole process exciting and rewarding. I want everyone to experience this – which is why I want to pass on my knowledge to other aspiring authors and help them make their dream become a reality.”
Alison’s workshop called ‘Take your non-fiction book from possibility to plan’ takes place at Lydiard House on Thursday 25 July and Saturday 7 September. Register for a place at www.possibilitytoplan.eventbrite.co.uk
• The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD is available from Amazon. Details: www.theboyfromhell.co.uk
Blogging positive about the town
Angela Atkinson from Grange Park has started to write a blog highlighting the good things about Swindon to put right the unfair criticism the town receives in the local and national media. Read what she thinks at www.swindonian.wordpress.com