South Staffordshire College's Head of Estates, Ian Sanday, is reaching for the stars following the publication of his first novel.
Thanks to a grant from the Arts Council, Ian has been able to print and publish his book Space Ace and The Flying Shed. The book is an adventure story primarily aimed at the 8 to 12 age group and features a garden shed that turns into a time machine. It has had excellent reviews from the adults who have purchased it for their children and who have decided to read it for themselves.
Manjit Ubhi, Head of Finance at South Staffordshire College, purchased a copy for her nephew but read it herself. "You have to read it cover to cover, I couldn't put it down. If you like the Incredibles and Spy Kids, you will enjoy this book. I must give it back to the kids!" she said.
Ian has been writing fiction since he first put pen to paper and had a number of short stories published before receiving a grant to publish his first novel. "I have recently visited a school with the book and was really pleased with how well it was received," said Ian. "It was an amazing sight to see children, who were tearing noisily around the classroom just minutes before, silently spellbound by the story as I read them the first chapter."
Ian is now working on his next Space Ace book; 'Space Ace and the Roaming Romans.'
You can read the first chapter of Space Ace and The Flying Shed on Ian's website, www.iansanday.com, and if you would like to buy a copy of the book they can be purchased directly from Ian at £7 each. Contact Ian by email at email@example.com.