A Stafford man has overcome adversity to have his first book published.
David Stone was told he had dyslexia when he was eight years-old.
Since then he was battled two breakdowns, suffered depression and anxiety and had to overcome the death of his mother and father a number of years ago.
David worked in a bakery for more than 15 years before it shutdown, and after gaining employment in a similar role, has recently lost his job due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
His book entitled The Adventures of Tom, Jack and Joe is a children's book about three brothers.
Their adventures bring them into contact with fairies, gypsies and aliens as well as haunted houses and a cave filled with gold. There are also mysteries and riddles to be solved, including the Land of the Lost Children, where a mysterious mist is capable of stopping time itself, and a magical island believed to contain a large quantity of lost diamonds.