An author in the Pocklington area has just launched her second novel.
Natalie Rose, 30, who farms near Bubwith alongside her husband Robert and brother-in-law Paul Rose recently published ‘Triumph of the Red Dragon’ – the second in a four-book series.
Mrs Rose self-published her first novel in The Bearnshaw Series ‘Legend of the Whyte Doe’ to very little fanfare in 2014, but it has since built a fervent cult following, resulting in a five star rating on the Amazon website.
The novel was a re-telling of a local legend from the Lancashire-Yorkshire border region where she grew up in near Burnley, but was inspired by her move to York.
Although the original legend was a standalone tale, she thought there was much more on offer from the Wars of the Roses period for readers and has pushed the story onto a new generation of the featured Bearnshaw family.
The new book is already up to five stars on Amazon.
Mrs Rose, talking about the book’s rating, said: “I’m amazed. I knew the first book had something going for it because it was based on such timeless raw material – that old folk tale – but this second book worried me because it was much more my own work.”
Her first book took 14 years to write. She said: “It took me 14 years to manage it, but I was driving to milk some cows very early in the morning one day, musing on things, and it all suddenly fell into place.”
Triumph of the Red Dragon (ISBN-10: 1530401038) is now available through Amazon and Kindle.