AN ENGINEER has had his first thriller novel published. Steven Bosworth, who lives in Fulford, came up with his book's main character more than 20 years ago, but only set about writing his debut novel in 2010. The engineering manager first put pen to paper while he was working for JCB and on secondment in India for three years.
He said: “I have not written a book before but I have had an image of my main character, Dean Nash, in my mind for years and years.
“It wasn’t until when I was working for JCB, and went on secondment to India in 2010, when I started to write a number of notes about the character and a story about him.
“I then realised that it was getting too much for notes and so I transferred them to computer.
“It was at a time in my life when I found I had an opportunity to do it.
“Initially I wasn’t going to get it published but a few people read what I had written and suggested that I should go for publication.”
Over the next eight years, Steven spent around three years in total writing and re-editing his first novel ‘The Betrayal’ – which is the first in a thriller trilogy – before the book was published by London-based Austin Macauley.
The Betrayal tells the story of Dean Nash who feels that something is missing from his life and, one day, is invited to a nightclub, and, suddenly, everything changes after meeting the owner, Nick Burns.
Nash is involved in a robbery masterminded by Burns and soon begins to grasp every opportunity, following instructions from his new mentor. Their actions quickly fall under investigation by a government agency headed by Jon Wagstaff. Nash not only has the fear of Wagstaff around every corner, but soon enters into a journey of self-awareness over a past he knows nothing about…..
Steven uses some of his own life experiences and emotions when writing.
Brought up in Trentham, he moved to Fulford 20 years ago. Steven is still working as an engineer, currently as a consultant contractor for Bentley Motors, as he continues to write the final two novels of his Dean Nash trilogy.
He said: “I am about 70 per cent through the second novel, and 30 per cent through the third.
“My engineer role involves a lot of international travel, so I have a lot of time to be able to share my life experiences and get them into a story.
“I have tailored some of my own experiences of highs and lows throughout life, into my stories.”
Steven’s novel is available to purchase via Amazon Prime at the price of £12.99 for paperback, or £3.50 for a Kindle version.
He will also be holding a book signing event as part of the Fulford Village Hall Christmas Fete on Saturday, December 1.
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