Sunderland student publishes novel

Amy  McLean
Amy McLean
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A WEARSIDE student’s first book has hit the shelves – a year before she finishes her degree.

Having written the book throughout her second year at the University of Sunderland, Amy McLean hopes to follow in the footsteps of Carolyn Jess-Cooke, a former Sunderland lecturer whose novel, The Boy Who Could See Demons, inspired her to put pen to paper.

Amy’s novel, Walk On, is the story of a woman in a violent relationship with her husband and the supernatural intervention of a guardian angel.

The 21-year-old from Aberdeen, who is studying for an English degree, and is a video blogger for the university, said: “I have been working on the book for the last 10 months, and I am overwhelmed and delighted with the support I have received online and by friends and family.

“Only a few people knew I was writing a novel, but it is amazing people actually care enough to regularly tune in to what I have to say.

“It really means a lot, especially through those hard moments while writing the book. I hope this is the first of many books I will write.”

•Walk On by Amy McLean is available on Amazon and Kindle.