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Author's first book

PUBLISHED: 13:26 27 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:28 07 July 2010

At 62 most grandfathers take up painting or gardening as a hobby. Not for former caterer and builder Colin Oakes from Scarning.

Mr Oakes decided to take up a passion he has had since he was a youngster and take up writing about fantastic other worlds.

At 62 most grandfathers take up painting or gardening as a hobby. Not for former caterer and builder Colin Oakes from Scarning.

Mr Oakes decided to take up a passion he has had since he was a youngster and take up writing about fantastic other worlds.

And now he has had his first book published.

Norfolk born and bred, Mr Oakes has had the first of a trilogy he is planning published called The Ultimate Warrior.

It is about the story from birth of Calvin Brant and his three friends, John, Pete and Greg.

Their adventure takes them from back in time to a parallel world of souls and the battles they encounter to free this world from the dark side.

In this world, Mr Oakes is still working as a self employed gardener and odd job man from his home in Scarning.

“It is something I have always wanted to do. I used to make up stories for my daughter and I wish I had written them down or recorded them.

“I've always had a passion for writing and I got good marks for my essays at school. Now I'm really pleased with the book and I have already started writing the second book of the trilogy. I have just three more chapters to write.”

He trained as a chef after leaving school and worked for seven years as a builder. He has also worked as a butcher.

Authors he likes are Stephen King and Tolkein. To buy the book go to ww.authorhouse.co.uk/bookstore.

It is a self publishing website which means budding authors like Mr Oakes can have their books published.

It is also due to be available in bookshops.

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