A Worksop author who was left distraught after being made redundant has gone on to realise her dream of landing a top publishing deal with her debut novel.
Leo Kane was ‘gobsmacked’ to find herself signing a contract with American publisher Ravenswood after completing her supernatural thriller Heavensgate: Hope.
Thanks to the deal the author, who used to work for Sheffield Council, is set to release two more books in the Heavensgate trilogy - one this October and another next year.
She said: “I always had this dream of writing a novel and after I was made redundant I couldn’t think of anything else to do but follow that dream.
“I couldn’t believe it when I was offered three publishing deals, I was shocked. I eventually went with Ravenswood and am excited to be releasing two more novels soon.
“It’s very uplifting. All I can say to other would-be authors is go for it. You’re the only person who can follow your dreams.”
Heavensgate: Hope is available to buy on Amazon for £1.98 Kindle edition and £9.48 paperback edition.
Contact HGleokane@hotmail.com for more information.