A LOCAL author is hoping her fellow Wiganers can help kick start her writing career - by buying her first book!
Alicia Wright has seen her first book, Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster published and is hoping it will be the start of her journey in realising her ambition to become a successful author.
The 28-year-old, who lives on a farm on Slag Lane, Lowton, has always had aspirations to be a writer and has been sending copies of the book, aimed at young adults, to various publishers in the hope they would take it on.
And such was its popularity that Tanbourne Publishing Company jumped at the chance and it is now about to hit the shelves at giant booksellers Waterstones. It’s a dream come true for Alicia, who first started writing in 2003.
She said: “I’ve written quite a lot of children’s fiction which is all stored in a folder on my computer.
“I sent this one to various publishers in the hope it would catch their eye and I was so happy when I was contacted by Tanbourne.
“I enjoy writing “What if?” style stories and that is exactly what Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster is.”
The book follows the adventures of Seralina when she becomes immortal and a Goddess ... of puddings.
Alicia recently studied Japanese at the University of Central Lancashire and has passed on copies of her book to her friends in Japan who she met as part of her course.
It also helped her enhance her love for travelling which she says has broadened her imagination and ability to write about mythology.
Alicia will be in Waterstones in the Grand Arcade signing copies of the book on November 5 after signings in Preston and Blackpool.
She added: “It would be great if the people in my local community could get behind me.
“My friends and family have been so supportive and I really hope this can propel me into a career doing something I love doing.”