The Warwick University graduate and co-founder of the Leamington writers’ group Inkplotters was born partially sighted and was registered blind 32 years ago.
He uses screen-reader software that ‘reads’ the computer screen as he navigates and types. This allows him to listen to documents - which he says is a “very accurate proofing method: if something ‘sounds’ wrong, it usually is wrong”.
His first novel, Turning Point, is a split-time mystery thriller set in 1940 and 1982. With World War Two and the Falklands Conflict as backdrops, the story pieces together an extraordinary temporal jigsaw to explain the strange disappearance of an RAF pilot. Himmler, Churchill, and wartime intelligence services on both sides of the Channel become involved - and MI5 remains so four decades later.
The book is available on Kindle at www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N1Z1UCI, on CreateSpace at www.createspace.com/4862717 and from Amazon direct at www.amazon.co.uk/Turning-Point-Calvin-Hedley/dp/1500239909
To find out more about the Inkplotters, visit www.leamingtonspawriters.org.uk