Press Releases 2017

UWTSD student publishes debut Sci-fi novel

07.11.2017

UWTSD student Laura James-Brownsell’s debut Sci-fi novel ‘Destroyers’ was launched recently and is now available to download online.

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Currently in her second year of the 4 year MArts Creative Writing degree at the University’s Lampeter Campus Laura is ‘overjoyed’ to have completed her first novel.  ‘Destroyers’ is a book about a girl called Coral Hughes who lives in a world where almost everyone in the Universe vanishes and an evil organisation tries to use the ensuing climate of terror to inflict their own horrific agenda.

Laura, who is originally from Swansea, also writes her own blog titled “The Magic of Stories: Life as a writer with Cat’s Eye Syndrome”.  This blog gives an insight into Laura’s life as a writer and as somebody who suffers from Cat’s Eye Syndrome which is a rare chromosomal disorder that can affect several parts of the body.  Over the years Laura has had several major surgeries but is determined not to allow the condition to hold her back.  

Lampeter based Laura James-Brownsell said:

“I’m overjoyed to have completed my first novel.  I actually had the idea for ‘Destroyers’ when I was 13 years old and to now see the finished novel available for others to read is extremely exciting.  Writing has been my passion for as long as I remember and studying creative writing at UWTSD is a fantastic experience.  As somebody who suffers from Cat’s Eye Syndrome I’m very grateful to everybody at the Lampeter campus for all their support – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course so far and look forward to the next phase of my degree.    

I very much enjoy writing my blog as well as it’s a way for me to release my thoughts and feelings which I don't express to many people that I know.  Although I have Cat’s Eye Syndrome and have had to have several major surgeries over the years I’d like to stress that the condition hasn’t held me back at all.  My blog is also a way to let people who have Cat's Eye Syndrome and their families know that although the condition can be an uphill struggle at times everything can be okay.”

Laura’s mentor and tutor Dr Jeni Williams is extremely proud of Laura’s achievements. Literature & Creative Writing Senior Lecturer, Dr Williams said:

Laura is a talented writer who takes her work seriously. She has developed her ambition and skill while studying in Lampeter and intends completing her MArts Creative Writing in 2019.  She has been writing a blog about writing with her disability for a year now and is seeking to build on her online presence with the publication of this dystopian fantasy. It is an impressive achievement and bodes well for the future.”

Laura James Brownsell’s debut novel is available by clicking on the following link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destroyers-Laura-James-Brownsell-ebook/dp/B074SK4BJQ  

You can read Laura’s blog by clicking on this link: http://laurabrownsell2.wixsite.com/thebookworm

 

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / Arwel.Lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk