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Nearly There

Not long now until my book is released. Could be a matter of hours…

This business of publishing and promoting has kept me busy beyond belief, but I still found time to put the finishing touches to another project I have been working on for a while. I won’t say much for now, but that project should be released in the next few weeks and can be enjoyed by all ages… it’ll all be revealed in time.

For now, A Lifetime is moments away.

I am amazed I managed to complete another project to be honest, although luckily most of the work had been done a few months back. To all my fellow authors out there, how did you fill the time between stressing and promoting?

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“A Lifetime” is the story of a struggle. Of one man born into nothing and who fights to make his way through life, to leave the place of his birth – a place of suffering and strife – and to create a new life elsewhere. To find himself a wife, to start a family and to achieve the things he thought unachievable.

It is a story of success, loss, delight and grief; a story of what it means to have everything and what it feels like to have nothing. It is also a story of the very special bond between a father and his daughter.

 

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Busy. Busy. Busy.

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I never thought that publishing a book would be easy, but I never thought it would be this hard.

My new book (my first book) “A Lifetime” is still in production and should be available soon, but there’s a lot of work to do beforehand. Publishing is a very rewarding experience (I’m sure) but there is a lot of stressful and often tedious work that goes into it.

Did any writers out there have an easier, stress-less experience when publishing their first book?

And whilst I’m on the subject, I’m looking for reviewers for “A Lifetime” and have a number of copies (ebook and print) to give away to anyone who is interested. So, please get in touch if you are! You can email me at MorrisFenris (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Extract From “A Lifetime”

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It won’t be long now until my new book, A Lifetime, is released. In the meantime, here is an extract from the opening chapter:

I was born in a bure, a small hut crafted from wood and straw that sat in a a cluster of others, looking like some Neolithic, sun-drenched piece of paradise. Despite appearances; it was far from paradise.

 

The huts were in a sugarcane plantation that worked the residents, my parents included, to the bone. They worked tirelessly for very little money. It was barely enough to keep themselves clothed and fed, let alone their families. My father was working on the day I was born, the day that an untrained midwife — a woman plucked from the sugarcane field to assist my screaming, agonized mother — dragged me from the comfort of my mother’s womb.

 

I came into the world kicking, screaming and suffering under the incompetence of others and I spent my childhood in much the same way. From a very early age I worked as hard as my parents did. I had no comforts, few friends, no time to play, nothing to play with and not much of a life to live.  My parents loved me, they gave me all I could have hoped for, but they couldn’t do anything to make my life easier, to give me the life that a child deserves.

 

I strived to work hard and to make my own way in the world. When I was old enough, after many difficult years on the plantation, I stowed away on a container ship and left the country of my birth. I didn’t know where I was going, didn’t really know anything of the world beyond my small island home, but I was determined to make it wherever the ship took me. 

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