A Broughton dad quit his job working in a supermarket to pursue a dream career as a novelist.
And Colin Davies’ bold decision is paying off, as his first book has done so well a sequel is in the pipeline.
Father-of-two Colin, 36, worked at the Broughton branch of Tesco for 13 years.
But in 2015 he opted to take a redundancy package from the supermarket giant, shortly after signing a deal with London-based publishers Austin Macauley.
Colin’s debut novel The Guardian’s Sword, described by its author as 'a cross between The Chronicles of Narnia and the legend of Excalibur', was published in January this year and is available on Amazon.
Braced for rejections
The story, packed with 'strange creatures and adventure', follows a young man called Austin who is tasked with taking a mythical sword to defend his nation.
Colin said: “I started writing it in 2012, not long after the birth of my daughter, and finished it early last year. Surprisingly the first publisher I sent it to agreed to release it, I had been braced for several rejections.
“But I’m currently writing a sequel and would like to do a few more after that.”
Colin graduated from the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education in Wrexham in 2001 with a BA Hons in History/English, but ended up working for Tesco for 13 years before taking the plunge as an author. He met his wife Tina at Tesco and the couple have two young children, Jenson and Evie.