Award winning author will donate royalties to charity

AUTHOR: Patric Morgan

AUTHOR: Patric Morgan

First published in News

AN award winning writer who turned his personal blog - detailing his father's battle with cancer - into a book, will donate any money from sales to charity.

Barry born Patric Morgan originally wrote "Do not go gently" as a blog which scooped the "Best Writing on a Blog" Award at the 2012 Wales Blog Awards.

He decided to to self publish it as book and now, more than a year after first publishing it, he will be donating all royalties from the book to Velindre Cancer Care.

Patric said: “My blog was never originally intended for public reading. I was simply using the process of a blog to get the thoughts about my father’s illness down on record.

"I showed it to a couple of friends before eventually having the guts to announce it publicly. Winning the award woke me up to the fact that people actually liked what I was doing.

“I won the "Best Writing On a Blog" award in October 2012. As a writer, it was the award I was hoping to win.

"At the time, I had been toying with the idea of publishing my own book but wasn’t sure which of my rough ideas I should work on. Then I had the idea that to self publish the blog as a book as it was more or less completely written.

“Although the book was first published in 2012, I haven’t been brave enough to revisit it. I finally plucked up the courage to read it this spring and thought that I’d like to give something back to the

hospital that helped my father.

"That’s why I thought it would be nice to donate all the royalties from the book to the charity.”

Do Not Go Gently is available both in paperback and for Kindle from www.patricmorgan.co.uk

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