D.M.Barratt always dreamt of writing a novel but with family and work commitments she never found the time, but she never gave up on her dreams and at a grand old age of 84, she completed her first novel - The Girl on the Moors - which is available on Amazon on kindle and paperback. It currently only costs £3.74, a proper bargain.
The Girl on the Moors is a tale set in Cornwall about a young girl called Sophie Wallender who decides to leave her home in search of her grand mother. On her journey she discovers dark secrets and is plunged into danger.
This just goes to show that you are never too old to give up on your dreams, and that if you really put your mind to something, you will achieve. And this may sound incredibly corny, but the very word IMPOSSIBLE spells I'M-POSSIBLE.
Mrs Barratt is an incredible woman to not only have the courage to write a book, but to publish it. In the Evening Herald article she states her dreams of being able to go into a shop and be able to buy her own book. This is my dream also, not to make loads of money but just to see my name in print.
So be sure to show your support for all the struggling writers out here make sure to buy a copy of The Girl on the Moors!
Here is a link to the article in The Plymouth Herald