Oli Bowman Y9 - The Author
Oli Bowman in Year 9 at Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells had been writing a book together with cousin Emmie-Rose Taylor, 16, who had provided the illustrations.
While studying at Redcliffe School in Milton Keynes, Emmie developed a cyst, which led her to be hospitalised and, tragically, she died within a matter of weeks.
In honour of Emmie, Oli, has now finished the project and is also raising money for charity.
Titled, The Boy Who Created A Religion, the book is available for £14, with £1 of each sale going towards Harry’s Rainbow Charity, which has helped the family cope with the loss of Emmie.
Oliver began writing the book during the first lockdown last March.
Currently available for £14 on Amazon, the books main theme circles around religion.
The description on the site reads: “The Boy appeared from nowhere, who was he? Some believed he was the new Messiah, or was he just a boy?
“The world turned to him and followed his teachings.”
Oliver added: “I’m really into film and I love just creating like an imaginary world, I can escape to.
“I’m really interested in religion, I think it’s a really interesting subject to talk about.”
Having already published his first book, the Tunbridge Wells author is creating a second, which is to be set in the Second World War, where the story will unfold through the eyes of a German dog and a Jewish dog.
Harry’s Rainbow helps children and young people, in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling.
Their services provide regular support groups, activities and trips, and individually tailored support as appropriate.
If you need to seek the help of Harry’s Rainbow charity, you can reach them on 01908 061676 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.