A Culcheth AUTHOR is set to donate royalties from the sales of his debut novel to a Ukrainian humanitarian appeal.
Chris Vobe’s novel The Water Tower was released in October last year, and he has pledged that 50% of all profits from the sale of the book (between March 1 and June 16) go to CAFOD’s humanitarian appeal for Ukraine.
The author said he chose these dates because one was his birthday and the other was when parts of his novel were taking place.
Chris said: “As we watch the heartbreaking scenes unfold out there, I want to play my part in helping to provide support and assistance to those who need it most.”
The Water Tower has two volumes, with the second rated four stars on Amazon – one reader said she particularly enjoyed the cliffhanger ending.
Chris added: “Over five million people have fled their homes to escape the conflict and millions more have been paraded internally. Homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed.
“The work that CAFOD is undertaking is therefore essential to help support the growing number of Ukrainian families who are in desperate need of food, shelter and healthcare.”
Chris’ novel follows the trials and tribulations of four main characters: Adam, Victoria, Clarissa and Hilda.
The novel can be purchased on Amazon as a paperback, hardcover, or digital version.
The digital version includes both volumes of the story and maximizes profits going towards the Ukrainian appeal.
Chris continued: “I am extremely grateful to everyone who has purchased, downloaded and enjoyed The Water Tower since its release.
“This was always intended to be a difficult story to tell, but the response from readers has been remarkable and humbling in equal measure, and exceeded even my wildest expectations.”