A grandmother of three had her first book from her debut series, published on Friday, June 20.
Valentina Hepburn’s Notes On A Rebellion is the first novel in The Notes From Random Knight series.
The author, of Marston Gardens, first started writing novels when she was seven.
She said: “It is exciting and a bit scary but I am really hoping people will engage with the story and the characters.
“The book is about a character who becomes strong and rises to the challenge when she needs to, I think it is something we can all relate to.
“The most important thing is getting people behind the story, I want them to want to know more and read the other two novels.”
Notes On A Rebellion has had the backing of famous New York Times Bestseller Molly Cochran.
Valentina Hepburn said: “Molly is a lovely person and because she has been writing for such a long time, she understands how difficult it is to get books out there, I was so pleased with her reaction to the book.”
She has been studying the profession of writing for years, she has read other authors work and learnt a lot online.
The 58-year-old added: “I have worked hard for many years and now it is all coming together, Molly and Tim have been a massive help to me and I am very grateful.”