Alfreton accountant has first novel published

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An accountant who spent his days crunching numbers and then turned to creative writing has had his first novel published.

Charlie Wade, from Alfreton, had worked for a transport and distribution company, but on an evening would spend his time in front of his computer penning short stories. He even built up a reputation as budding fictional crime writer.

And now, he has proved it by having his book ‘Seven Daze’ published in paperback and eBook formats by Caffeine Nights Publishing.

Born in Oxfordshire and educated at the University of Kent where he studied maths, Charlie moved to Derbyshire when he met his partner, Karen.

It Is unsurprising that Seven Daze has the world of finance at the core of Charlie’s novel.

For Charlie, inspiration came more from modern authors than our rich heritage of crime fiction scribes.

He said: “The Irvine Welsh book Filth was the real turner for me when it came to writing.

“I’d considered writing a few times, even tried it but that book showed me that a British crime thriller could be much more than Miss Marple,” he added.

Released earlier this month, Seven Daze is available in paperback and eBook formats available from all good stores and online.