A retired 70-year-old author who started his first book, The Adventures of Courtney the Hedgehog, some 40 years ago when his son was five or six as a story that could be read to him at bedtime. The book slowly grew over time but was finally put away once his son had left home. It was rediscovered by his grandchildren recently and they loved it and encouraged publication.
The story needed two books to complete it properly and after some further work, the second part was ready for publication. There is still more of the story to tell about Courtney and his friends, so future books are under consideration.