Estate agent Nick Goldsworthy has become a published author and illustrator after decades spent writing and painting outside office hours.
Nick, who set up Logic estate agents in Liverpool with partner Andy Ferguson in 2009, first started writing stories for his children 35 years ago, but finally decided to get into print – and Bruce is the result.
The book tells the story of a young spruce tree who must avoid his family’s fate and find the perfect spot to settle if he is to realise his dream and become the King of the Forest.
It’s aimed at children aged six to eight and will be available on Amazon from 8th October.
The self-taught painter explains that he mainly paints commissions of landscapes around the UK, and that the idea of Bruce originated from his love of the countryside.
“I wanted to create some magic for children to encourage their desire to respect and protect all living things including trees,” says Nick.
“Bringing it to life is magical and hopefully will help children realise that trees are special and have their own individual lives. The ongoing annual waste of millions of trees destroyed by the gradual destruction of the environment and the demands of humans for Christmas period are also highlighted in this story.”
A Guild of Property Professionals member estate agent, Logic specialises in consultancy in land and new homes.
Its ‘Investor Guild’ gives investors exclusive access to multitudes of genuine off-market investment property and the agency sources and sells real property investments every week.
Nick adds: “My three children are now adults with their own families and when the book is published in October they will enjoy reading Bruce to their own children.”