A Bromford customer is hoping that the publication of her debut novel will open doors and give her the opportunity to help people who are less fortunate.
Gina Bains has been a Bromford customer for a number of years, and recently published her first book, The Angel and Her Companion.
“My book is for all ages," she said. "It’s about what life stands for, what relationships, friendships, marriage stands for. Sometimes we forget what the most important things in life are and what matters the most.”
Written in a notebook and later typed up on a word processor, her book was published earlier this year by an independent London-based publishers, Austin Macauley Publishers, after she approached them with her manuscript.
“They liked the title," she said. They liked the cover I was planning to have. It was something a bit different so once everything was finalised we decided to go into business.”
The experience of writing and publishing her book has given Gina a boost in confidence. The feedback so far has been positive so far and she even sent a copy to the Queen and received a letter of thanks back from her majesty.
Gina’s second book will be coming out next year and, while she is currently writing in her spare time and working night shifts, she hopes to one day become a full-time author so that she can continue to write more books, travel the world and help people.
“I didn’t start writing for fame. I made a promise to myself that once my book does pick up I want to help people who are in need in any way I can.”