A FATHER of two has had his children’s book ‘The Bumpy Road to Wembley’ published.
Peter Barnes, 44, who lives in Bromsgrove, wrote the story four years ago to encourage his children to read more.
He based the two characters on his own children and later shared the book with people close to him.
He received plenty of positive feedback from family and friends and that inspired him to try to take it to a wider audience.
He said: “I actually went down the self-publishing route after being made redundant in January this year.
“I thought, if I’m ever going to do it, now is the time.”
The story is based the fortunes of Jimmy and Danny, two football crazy kids who, following a comical mix up with the England coaching staff, are thrust into professional and international football.
Mr Barnes added: “I have also donated copies to my children’s school and hope the pupils and their parents will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
‘The Bumpy Road to Wembley’ is available now to buy from Amazon as a paperback for £5.99 and there is also a Kindle edition.