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David Ward announces the release of ‘The Hidden Secrets of 18 Stramongate: Gemma’s Visit Book One’

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David Ward announces his entry into the publishing scene with the release of “The Hidden Secrets of 18 Stramongate: Gemma’s Visit Book One” (published by AuthorHouse UK), the first in a series of children’s fiction filled with hidden secrets, exciting adventures, and endless possibilities.

Dan, a dentist from Portugal creates a magnificent kingdom for all his young patients, by utilizing a futuristic and highly immersive version of the metaverse. Taking the reader into a quirky dimension of verisimilitude, where anything is possible. Everyone who enters Dan's kingdom will return with beautiful shining teeth. Having experienced no pain; just treasured memories that will last forever.

“This book is unique in tackling a couple of issues: Firstly, I don't believe there are any children's books out there which confront the fear of dental visits. Secondly, the reader is educated about the real life issues of dealing with oppressive minorities. Such as the war, which took place in Rwanda, yet in a gentle and non-threatening way,” Ward says. He adds, “It centers on today's cutting edge technology and is a refreshing change from witchcraft and sorcery based fiction.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Ward answers, “A fresh perspective on children's fiction that does not involve magic or wizardry. But something very real and plausible, which can also help young readers overcome their fears of dental treatment.” For more details about the book, please visit

“The Hidden Secrets of 18 Stramongate: Gemma’s Visit Book One”
By David Ward
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 46 pages | ISBN 9781728376554
E-Book | 46 pages | ISBN 9781728376547
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
After graduating in Computer Science, David Ward assumed numerous diverse roles in the field of information technology. However, he has always maintained a fervent passion for reading and writing since childhood. Having written numerous articles, poems, and monologues. Presently, he is driven towards the competitive and challenging craft of screenwriting and is currently working on the first series of his original TV drama, which he intends to adapt into a novel. The writing of this book is wholly and unreservedly accidental, and represents his entry into the genre of children’s fiction. Described in his own words as a “Happy Distraction.” It honors the devoted diligence displayed by the team at Stramongate Dental Surgery.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 0-800-014-8641.

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