Sheffield novelist’s cancer charity donation

Sheffield author Wendy J Willans.
Sheffield author Wendy J Willans.
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A breast cancer survivor turned novelist will give the money she earns in royalties from a book she has written to charities who helped her.

Wendy J Willans, aged 51, of Killamarsh, wrote her book, A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: A Detective Inspector Wolf Crime Thriller, while she was recuperating after having breast cancer surgery earlier this year.

Wendy, who has been receiving treatment for breast cancer at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital since her diagnosis in March 2015, said: “Having had a partial mastectomy, I opted for further reconstruction surgery to help with my sel- confidence.

“During my operation recovery process I decided to put a life-long dream of mine into action. I have always wanted to write so I began writing a mystery crime thriller set in Sheffield.

Readers will recognise many of the places and things mentioned in the novel, such as Fargate, Meadowhall, and Supertram. The book follows Detective Inspector Jack Wolf as he investigates after a woman is found injured and with no memory. It is available to buy via Amazon.

Wendy, who is already working on her second novel, is donating her royalties for the next three months to Macmillan Cancer Support and Weston Park Hospital to thank staff there.

She said: “I would love to be able to give a little back. I can’t emphasise enough how amazing the treatment and medical staff have been.”

Search ‘W J Wilans’ on Amazon to find and buy the book. Also search ‘Author/Writer W J Willans’ on Facebook to see Wendy’s official page, including sneak previews of her next novel.