Au­thor launches new book

CHB Mail - - Farm Focus -

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.

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