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My debut novel Certified will officially be published and available via all major online outlets such as Amazon and Waterstones from 9th August 2021.

If you would like a personal signed copy, with a little gift, then you can still order directly from this site.

There's comedy in most situations, isn’t there?

One Unexpected Birth… One Hapless Wedding… One Bizarre Death…

Inspired by real life events, follow one man’s journey through a birth, marriage, and death as he recalls farcical scenarios, shocking discoveries, and profound loss. It is, ultimately, a love story.

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    Certified

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    Three tales of one man’s humorous and emotional journey through a birth, marriage and death

    About Me

    Roger Wilson-Crane

    Find out a little bit more about who I am, my interests and why I decided to become a novelist

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    The book: Certified

    My debut novel Certified is three tales, following one man through birth, marriage, and death. Inspired by real life events, this humorous fictional memoir takes you on a journey of joy, loss, and heartache, through life’s three certificates.

    It is, ultimately, a love story.

    One Unexpected Birth: The long road to fatherhood. Missed opportunities, poor choices, a car ride with Bet Lynch, and finally the shock of becoming a Dad. A story of heartache, elation, and Peter Beardsley.

    One Hapless Wedding: The pressures of matrimony. Inept friends, false promises, an encounter with armed police, and finally the relief of “I do.” A story of love, commitment, and a stranger, Wally, and his camper van.

    One Bizarre Death: The sadness of loss. Confused emotions, life re-evaluation, £25k in ceased bank notes, and finally saying goodbye. A story of regret, family reflection, and Morrisons, the supermarket.

    A book to stir the memories in us all. The realisation we have all been certified.

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    Pre-Order Certified

    Certified will be released in both paperback and e-book formats in August 2021. Details of how to order the e-book will follow.

    A limited number of paperbacks signed by the author will be available at launch.

    You can pre-order your signed paperback for £9.99 (including UK postage) right now using the ‘Pay Now’ button below.

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    About the Author

    Hello

    I’m Roger Wilson-Crane and whilst I was born in Harpenden I was raised in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, so hopefully I would be described as an honorary Yorkshireman.

    Since leaving the Dales in the late 1990s, I have had a successful career in the motor trade, working in senior roles and as Managing Director for over a decade.

    My passion for writing has always been with me, stemming from writing and directing a school play at the tender age of 14. This enthusiasm resurfaced in late 2019 when I made the decision to take a reduced role within the company, giving me more time to write the stories that had been whirling around my head for over 20 years.

    In addition to being the obligatory bookworm I have always been interested in the creation of film, TV, and theatre.

    I enjoy studying scripts and listening to different writers with regards their style and development.

    I have also enjoyed the odd venture into amateur dramatics, playing lead roles in productions across Yorkshire and beyond, including The Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Guys & Dolls. I do believe all these endeavours kept the creative juices flowing over the years when work was all-consuming.

    I am hugely proud of my 20 year old daughter Holly, who has grown up in a world of live theatre, comedy, and music. She is currently at Leeds Beckett University, studying Physical Education and focusing on dance.

    I settled in South Yorkshire 25 years ago and live with my wife Victoria, who finally inspired me to follow my dreams and become an author.

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    News

    Publication News

    28/07/2021

    I am delighted to announce that the book will be officially published by New Generation Publishing and distributed via all major online outlets such as Amazon and Waterstones on 9th August 2021. In addition, the eBook will be available on the same date via Kindle, Kobo, ibooks and many more.

    And you can still order a signed copy directly from this site.

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    They've Arrived!

    27/07/2021

    They are here! The first batch of Certified, hot off the press, are safely in their daddy’s arms! Just waiting on a couple of surprises for those who have ordered and then they will be flying the nest and be in your hands very soon!

    For anyone who would still like to be ‘Certified’ and have one of the first, limited edition copies, then please order using the button below.

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    The 100 Club

    07/07/2021

    I was delighted this morning to wake up to my 100th pre-order for the book. It was my first target, so to achieve it a month before publication is wonderful.

    A huge thank you to all who have taken the plunge and placed such faith in both me and the book.

    Not long to wait now….

    Local Interest

    05/06/2021

    It was lovely to see an article, by the Craven Herald, promoting my book this morning. The paper is published for the Yorkshire Dales, where I grew up, and much of my fictional memoir is set.

    I was trying to work out the last time I was in this esteemed newspaper and I think it was in 1990 when I took a leading role in a local amateur production of Guys and Dolls! That is a long time to be away..

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    The Journey Begins

    11/05/2021

    I can’t believe it was November 2019 when I sat down with my wife, Victoria, and said I couldn’t do it anymore. The stresses and strains of work had finally taken their toll. The decision was made to take a step back in March 2020. Then the pandemic came.

    Through the summer months I found myself a bit lost. Lovely weather, more time on my hands, but no purpose, no direction in where I was going, what I wanted to achieve. Fast forward to November 2020 and Victoria was back, supporting again, this time with an idea.

    Why don’t I join Michael Heppell’s Write That Book Masterclass. He will help you write that book you keep harping on about. It turned out to be a pretty good idea as Michael, alongside my fellow budding authors in the group, especially #BlackandWhiteInk, have been an inspiration, always cajoling and encouraging me to keep going and ‘write that book.’

    Seven months later I have a manuscript written, a publishing partner in place, and a book out in August. I just need readers now, to hopefully buy and enjoy the tale I have written. I am hugely proud of it and hope it will be the first of many.

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