In my blog’s new Author Spotlight feature, I’ll be focusing on a different authors every month – be it a non-fiction writers who wrote their hearts out, or have stood the test of time, or debut authors destined to be a future bestsellers. I’ll be discussing just what it is that makes their body of work unique and outstanding, their worlds mesmerising and their stories touching!
This section is designed to give a brief introduction to those who have always been tempted to try a certain author but are little unsure about where to start. I hope it will give you all the sources and inspiration necessary to embark upon an new reading adventure, to dip your toe in the waters of possibility and – who knows? – perhaps dive head-first into a whole new universe!
This month, the author in the spotlight is : Keith Lawton
About the Author : (In his own words)
Hi Keith here
I am very proud of my debut book & will have a follow up book out soon, I have kept my true life memoirs in for far too long – nearly 50 years in fact, and I am glad to have found the strength within me to share them with others.
Through these writings my aim is to break down barriers, loose the stigmas, and promote change – change only comes with weight of numbers, the more that read, the greater chance of change – put air beneath the wings of this story, and send it aloft to enable it to help others
take the power from them, don’t let them win.
Don’t forget to check out my Interview with Keith : Here
Yes!! it was an amazing experience to know more about this great personality.
About his books :
No Photographs : The institutional abuse and neglect of children unlucky enough to enter the UK care system has been recently been described as a “national disgrace” by a UK Government report. The statistics on their own make heart-breaking reading, yet behind every one of them there is an individual tale of abandonment, pain, horror, despair and exploitation which almost always goes unheard.
Keith Lawton’s life story has been just one of these sad tales. His account of his time in care is harrowing, yet it is alive with hope, survival and triumph in the face of traumatic adversity. Recently described as “disturbing”, “lucid” and a “must read” by a Member of the Royal Historical Society, ‘No Photographs’ is the story of how circumstances beyond his control plunged a young boy into a nightmare – and how the man emerged triumphant.
No Accountability :
Keith Lawton is a victory.
A victory over neglect. A victory over torment. A victory over a harrowing and painful past.
Born to an alcoholic father and a schizophrenic mother, Keith Lawton did not have a childhood – he had a ticking bomb. His father’s death and his mother’s illness lit the fuse, and the shattered debris of his life has taken a lifetime for him to even attempt to repair after circumstances marooned him in the national scandal that is the British “Care” system.
“No Accountability” is the autobiography of someone who refused to stand mute witness to his own destruction at the cruel, abusive hands of others. It is a selfless true story of a secret past endured in the darkness of silence brought out into the light with bravery, and humour.
“No Accounatbility” is the sequel to the acclaimed debut “No Photographs”
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Keith Lawton is an inspiration and I am looking forward to read more from this author. I wish him all the luck and success in his life.
& with this post.. This is Sonali Agarwal signing out!
I shall catch you up with my next post..
Happy Reading & Stay Blessed 🙂