A PRIMARY school teacher has taken time out from teaching youngsters about English and science to write her first novel.
Trish Moran, who lives in Stapenhill, revealed that having enjoyed writing short stories for the past 10 years she decided to take the plunge and craft a full-length story book.
Now, her science fiction-themed book, Waiting In The Shadows, has been picked up by a publisher and, if it is a success, could form part of a trilogy.
The author told the Mail: “As well as teaching, over the past 10 years I have enjoyed writing short stories, novellas and now a full-length novel.
“I had my first novel accepted for publication and it was printed last month. I am really excited about it. All my friends and family are now reading it, of course.
“Waiting In The Shadows is aimed at young adults and is the first in a trilogy.
“It is science fiction, based on possible future developments but with a few fantasy elements creeping in, especially in the second novel.
“The story starts with the centre where cloning takes place to manufacture spare body parts for replacing damaged organs.
“Behind the scenes, unknown to most people, the spare parts are actual living, breathing human replicas.
“Some of these ‘labs’, as they call themselves, manage to escape and with the help of an orphan human girl fight to gain freedom and recognition in society meeting opposition along the way.
“I have already had good feedback from many of those who have read it.”
The book is now on sale and is available as an e-book and in print by heading online and visiting accentpress.co.uk