An award winning novelist who used to work as a newspaper reporter has published his latest book to raise funds for charity.
The Vault is a story of hidden secrets, childhood drama and murder which is being published on Amazon Kindle in aid of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox, priced at £4.84.
Half of all royalties will go to the charity to help its work in aid of people made homeless by disasters around the world.
Said Huw: “After a year or so of trying various careers like fruit-picking, bar work and landscape gardening, I eventually got a job as a trainee journalist on an old-fashioned weekly paper in my home town.
“Over the following years I moved to work on newspapers in Cumbria and Devon – then met Carolyn, my wife-to-be, and we set off on a rather belated gap year backpacking around New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia and Nepal & India.
“When we returned, I fancied a change from journalism and drifted into the PR/communications field – doing everything from PR for a theatre to managing the communications strategy for a European funding programme.”
In the meantime he carried on writing novels and got his first break in 2005 when The Tale Of Findo Gask won the national prize in a new contest for first-time writers called Undiscoved Authors.
He then ended up taking on a job managing the publicity and fundraising for ShelterBox.
In 2011, Huw and his wife, Carolyn, completed a one-year tandem bike ride for ShelterBox. They cycled 10,800 miles across North America, New Zealand and parts of Australia and Europe, raising almost £50,000 for the charity.
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