Horsham author makes her debut

JPCT 150411 Fenhurst Close, Horsham, RH12 1UX - local author Natasha Murray releases first novel on April 28 -photo by steve cobb
JPCT 150411 Fenhurst Close, Horsham, RH12 1UX - local author Natasha Murray releases first novel on April 28 -photo by steve cobb

A HORSHAM author is about to make her debut with her first sci-fi fantasy novel which depicts London in the year 3004.

Natasha Murray, of Fenhurst Close, has spent the past six years writing her novel ‘3004’, which hits the stores on Thursday April 28.

The book has been described as a ‘thrilling, powerful imagined sci-fi adventure that will keep readers guessing until the very last page’.

Over 500 copies have now been printed and will be available at the price of £17.99.

Originally from London, Natasha has led a varied life, having worked as a PA, administrator, full-time mum, artist and flower stall worker.

The author explains how her son was the ‘main source of inspiration’ for this novel.

“My son at the time was about ten and he was finding it difficult to find something to read. He said he wanted something real, something that could happen in the future, so that’s what I’ve tried to write.

“It’s an unusual story, just thinking about what would happen if we run out of resources - how would we live and what would our society come to?

“I also incorporated the idea of those odd dreams we all have at some point. I’ve got quite a good imagination and I hope the book reflects that. I would really love to see what people think of it, that’s far more important to me than the money side.”

She added: “Ideally I would like to do this for a living, but a I’ll just have to wait and see how popular this book gets!”

Natasha is already working on another book with the same theme of fantasy and sci-fi.

For a taste of the book, it promotion material begins: ‘London, a thousand years from now. The capital sprawls across the whole of England and every last bit of land is taken up by human habitation.

‘Both London and Paris are protected from terrorist and criminal infiltration by an invisible shield and the people live under constant surveillance. Everyone, though, is happy - or so it seems to be...’

3004, price £17.99, is published by Book Guild Publishing: ISBN 9781846245602