The Alchemist on Colmore Row was the chosen venue for a glittering book launch marking National Dyslexia Awareness Week attended by writers groups, local businesses and members of the public.
The author, AKA Helen Blenkinsop, already has five successful titles to her name. Helen published her first book Up In Smoke in 2013 and has gone on to write a further four: After the Interview, and the first three books in her Trail Series The Bride’s Trail, The Vodka Trail and The Grass Trail. The Revenge Trail marks the 4th in the Trail series.
Helen is self-publishing and although she is not dyslexic, many of her relatives are which is why she is one of only a few writers who produce books in large print dyslexia friendly format.
Helen’s books are available in e-book and paperback on Amazon, who have recently seen a 5% overall increase in print editions.
Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) takes place from Monday 1–Sunday 7 October 2018 and provides the opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia and help to bring about positive change. World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 4 October.
Helen says “I’m so pleased that I can get to launch The Revenge Trail during National Dyslexia Awareness Week.This can only help to highlight the need for a more dyslexia-friendly format to cater for all readers.”
Famous celebrities with dyslexia include Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, Holly Willoughby, Jamie Oliver, Whoopi Goldberg and John Lennon.
Photograph: David Massey of #BrumHour on Brum Radio & Twitter, Philip Ellis freelance journalist and Brum Radio, AA Abbott, Andy Conway of New St Authors, David Wake of New St Authors.
The Revenge Trail provides the perfect read for those who like a fast-paced crime thriller combined with suspense, humour and plot twists. Ideal for those autumn-winter nights in! It is available to order in e-book and paperback from Amazon now.