Author Graham Sheppard Featured in Cambridge Independent
Austin Macauley’s talented author, Graham Sheppard, got featured in Cambridge Independent on 15th February 2020 for his debut novel, Potential. The reviewer highly praised the author’s vision to draw inspiration from his career and help out struggling athletes who aspire to become an Olympian. The reviewer stated, “A 75-year-old from March will publish his first novel about a struggling runner from the Fens who is on track to become an Olympic star after a twist of fate.” The reviewer further mentioned, “ Graham’s own sporting achievements also led to him writing about a budding athlete.”
The story of Potential revolves around a thirty-year-old single dad, David Lucas, who suffers the tragic loss of his wife due to cancer. He finds escape in his regular morning run that led him to meet an ex-Olympian, runner and coach, Charlie Greaves. He presents David with a career opportunity of a lifetime i.e. a place in 2012 Olympic team. Can David get his life together to show up for his end of the bargain and win the race? Grab a copy of this fascinating read to know more.
Born and bred in Shepton Mallet, Somerset in 1944, Graham Sheppard always had a passion for sports, especially running. Throughout his teens, his interest varied and he switched to rowing and reached the semi-finals. He worked for Sun Life Assurance Society for 34 years. He currently resides in Cambridgeshire with his second wife, Ellie.