Achievements: Colin Norman

The individuals that make Lamp, Lamp, are an integral part of what we do. It is essential that we try to support and uplift those who come into contact with us, which includes members of staff and volunteers. This also consists of showing support for those who are striving to realise an ambition of theirs.

One of our Trustees, Colin Norman has achieved just that in becoming an author. Read below to see what he had to say about his one of his books, The Man Who Never Was. 

“From an early age, I craved to write a book, and this book just had to be written. I’ve always wanted to write something worthwhile for my readers.

I was finally inspired to make a start on my writing three years ago, after my 9-year voluntary involvement at board level in social housing came to an end and I won a national award in the social housing industry. I completed a book called Reach for the Stars that alluded to the stars that denoted the organisation competence.

My book was published by an East Midlands housing group. My next project was a book on my experience volunteering for over 47 years. I did this for posterity and called it A Lifetime’s Achievement. However, I still had the urge to write fiction, either a novel or novella. My friend, an avid reader, persuaded me to take the plunge, and so I wrote The Man Who Never Was.

I was so pleased with the way it flowed out of my head and on to my computer. It is an interesting combination of psychological thriller and love story, with a surprise ending. It is a story worth reading, with the moral being that life does not always go the way we want it too. I do hope you enjoy my story.”

Colin continues to write, and has recently published another book by the title of A Near Miss From The Past. This can also be found on Amazon.

If you would like to purchase either of Colin Norman’s books, you can find it on Amazon here.

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