Former Burscough footballer uses Ormskirk as setting for debut novel
AN ambitious former footballer has embarked on an attempt to achieve his dreams of becoming an author – by writing his first novel.
Calvin Wade, who used to play in goal for Burscough, had his first book published earlier this month.
And the business development manager – who grew up in Ormskirk – has used the scenes of his childhood memories as the setting for the story.
Aughton Town Green Primary School and Ormskirk Grammar both feature in the book, as do other locations familiar to West Lancashire audiences.
The 40-year-old, who now lives near Chorley, first seriously considered writing after a five-minute monologue he wrote was performed by Johnny Vegas on BBC Radio Five.
The novel begins with the main character in his 30s – who has terminal cancer – before going back through his past and revealing a “love triangle focusing on life, love and precious time”.
Self published through AuthorHouse, Forever is Over sold 100 copies in its first week alone.
Father-of-two Calvin said: “It would be nice to be a full time author and dedicate your time to it – but whether it’s a reality I don’t know.”
To find out more – and to read the first chapter – visit www.calvinwade.com.