I have spent a lifetime telling stories about my time in the Army and then the Police. I wanted to commit those tales to print before I had forgotten them.
Ten years ago, I sent a 10,000 word draft to my eldest son Peter. I told him that if it was complete gibberish to delete it and we would never speak about it again.
Peter loved the characters and the tales but was appalled at my grammar.
With Peter and my youngest son Tommy’s considerable help, ‘Full Disclosure’ grammatically improved.
In 2019, it was time to decide what to do with my manuscript – print or delete. In October I made a phone call to SPP. Within a week, I had spoken to the team, the costs were explained and I decided to proceed.
My manuscript then morphed into a book. The cover, the font and layout were all presented for my approval by SPP. I felt excited.
On the 28 January 2020, ‘Full Disclosure’ was released on Amazon. I could physically hold and flick through my book and see it advertised on Amazon as a paperback and an e-book.
Thank you to all at SPP, without your help, my manuscript would still be a daily tweaked word document on my ageing iMac.
By Vince Smith
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