A talented writer has fulfilled her dream of becoming an author after realising she compared favourably to a publishing sensation.
Julie Kerr (48), from Bearsden, remembers thinking her stories were better than ‘50 Shades of Grey’ when it became an overnight success a few years ago and decided to self-publish.
The married mother of a 17-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, who lives in the Thorn area, says she didn’t have time to write until her children got older.
She started in 2013 and after self-publishing her first book, The Braille Club, in November 2014, her book was picked up by Limitless Publishing Company. It was relauched in July 2015 and her second book the Braille Club Unbound was published on December 1, the same year.
Julie said: “It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride. Getting my books published has been the realisation of a dream. I have no training or background in writing so it just goes to show that anything is possible now.
“My advice to others who have a burning desire to write is to follow your dreams - because they can come true.”
Julie is now writing the third book in the series of four, which are classed as contemporary romance.
The Braille Club invites couples to take part in sensual games of pleasurable endurance - and blindfolds are mandatory. The first book features three couples who join the exclusive, secret club for very different reasons and with very different results.
A series of events change their lives forever, with an unanswered question at the end.
Julie added: “There’s a lot of romance but it’s not always straightforward.
“I had the idea for these books a long time before 50 Shades of Grey which really seemed to catch people’s imagination.
“I was more interested in writing a love story than the other aspects and I thought if she can do it (the author of 50 Shades of Grey - E.L James) - then so can I.”
Her books are available through Amazon and Waterstones.com