Paul Grundy, 36, from Haydon End, released his first book – Epidemic – on 24 May in paperback and all eBook formats.
The story revolves around one man’s struggle to be reunited with his family after a virus mutates and he finds himself immune. It pits him against an individual who is desperate to capitalise and make money from his immunity.
Paul’s idea for the novel came from looking at ways in which a government might reduce public spending, how it might affect someone if they were torn away from their family and focussing on just how far they might go in order to be with them.
He began working on the book three years ago, but only started writing in earnest in January this year with encouragement from his partner Nici Pasby.
Read a synopsis of the story and the first chapter at www.pg-epidemic.com
Paul is now working on his second book House of Bones.