Author launches new book
CHB author Owen Clough has just launched his second book, Shadows of the Mind.
This book is the second of a trilogy, following on from Owen’s first novel, Whispers of the Past.
Owen says the launch of the book has made October “a monumental month for me and one that has taken 21⁄2 years to achieve”.
Shadows of the Mind is the continuing story of three mates slipping back into the early New Zealand past of 1863, though this book is different as the story is not only set in New Zealand but moves on to Scotland and England, with one of the characters desperately trying to find his mate.
“I had to do a fair bit of research in the UK, but I also did not want my main character to lose his Kiwiness and I also brought in a strong woman into the picture which rounded out a story that complements the story. It was a novel I enjoyed writing and it leads up to the last book in the series perfectly — Clearing of the Mist.
“I can sit back in awe at what I have achieved to date and wonder at my high school teachers who said to me I could not write my way out of a paper bag. I smile at that as I left school at 14 and at that time it was probably right. That’s in the past. What I have written has certainly made up for all those years that I thought I might write a story but never got around to it, then stuck the thoughts of a book into the too hard basket,” Owen says.
Shadows of the Mind is available in Paper Pus Waipukurau and eBook from Amazon. Shadows of the Mind is going out as a launch special of $23 in New Zealand with free post. Both books are $40.