Award winning author will donate royalties to charity
7:48pm Wednesday 19th March 2014 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