Jan 2 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
A BURSCOUGH care nurse has become a first-time author with the release of her new novel Knights of The Sun.
Jemma Roche-Walker is a full-time carer in rehabilitation for people with severe brain disabilities.
Her job involves giving people round the clock care but she is incredibly passionate about writing and managed to find time to pen her novel.
Jemma started writing the novel seven years ago and said: "I used to get up at 4.30am in the morning, write a little bit of the novel, then go to work, come home in the evening and write a little bit more. It was a slow process.
"I’ve always enjoyed writing, I loved writing poetry andwriting little stories while at university. Then an idea came to me one day and I just started writing – and the rest is history.
“Knights of The Sun is set on Earth in the present day, which is protected by the League of Guardians. Banned from protecting Earth at night, the planet becomes the domain of the Draxyls, who terrorise and wreak havoc across the land.
"I was inspired by my partner, who's training to become a paramedic. I thought what if we didn't have the ambulance services, or police, what if angels protected the human race instead?”
The league of guardians come from the realm of Aureia, a world of light and warmth. The Draxyls, very distinguished creatures, want to destroy Aureia and take the land for their master 'Vulgaar'.
The plot revolves around a guardian, Veil, who is assigned to protect a human on earth. She faces a tough dilemma of protecting her home, and protecting the man she falls in love with.
The novel is the first in a trilogy and Jemma is currently working on book number two. She said: "The next novel is easier to write as I know how I want my characters to develop and where the story will go.
"I would like to thank my publisher Debbie Mcgovern, she always believed in me and I couldn’t have done it without her.”
A paperback copy can be purchased on Amazon, or an eBook can be bought from Beaten Track Publishing.