A BROMSGROVE man who had a near death experience which changed his whole perception on life has been inspired to write a book which was published this week.
The Door by Steve Davis centres on Poppy Day who believes she is living a gifted life but one day something happens which turns her world upside down.
She stumbles across an all powerful ‘Door’ which takes her back in time by ten years, giving her the chance to change her future.
There she finds a new man – Samuel Devere – and the pair embark on a roller-coaster ride of love, intrigue and fantasy as she hops between the two time zones.
The Door can pull her back at any time leading to her to have some very important decisions to make.
Steve, who trained as a carpenter and joiner but then moved into sales and has travelled extensively throughout the world, suffered a terrible accident in 2014 which left him with multiple injuries and, thanks to the air ambulance, he has made a full recovery.
He said: “Without them I would not be here now.
“I had a broken back, two brain haemorrhages, eight broken ribs, two punctured lungs and had to undergo a ten-hour operation.”
The incident put things into perspective and made him think about life and how things can change very quickly.
“It’s important to live the life you want to live.
“So many people are living in situations they don’t want to be in but time is short and this was my inspiration for the book.”
Steve said if someone would have asked him years ago, he would have been the last person in the world to write a book, let alone have one published.
“I just want as many people as possible to pick it up, give it a go and let me know what they think.”
The book is available online at austinmacauley.com/book/door for £9.09.