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Trevor Stubbs is the author of the books, Kicking Tree and Ultimate Justice.
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Life is exciting!

 

 

Writing

·         I spend quite a lot of time at my desk writing and reading. I enjoy this – well most of it. I can’t say I get much pleasure out of the admin stuff but working on stories and the process of getting them to the point of publication is quite cool.

 

 

Meeting Other Authors

·         Being an author opens gates – not just white ones! It means I get to meet other authors of all sorts. Cool, eh. I enjoy meeting other writers. I get great tips and it’s fascinating listening to what other people are doing in their own fields.

 

 

South Sudan

·         I do things for Bishop Gwynne College in South Sudan, too – like fill in admin gaps, write applications for grants and generally support and encourage. Check out Bishop Gwynne College on www.bishopgwynne.juba.anglican.org. I used to teach there and I’m still their international consultant.

 

 

Young People

·         I am a volunteer with the local church youth group and get involved in stuff like Soul Survivor when 4500 teenagers get together to do their thing. It’s a privilege to be involved even if I need a week to recover after I get home! (Type in ‘Soul Survivor’ on YouTube to check it all out.) It’s about worshipping to rock music, meeting loads of people from different places, queuing endlessly for showers and eating junk food (which isn’t such a good thing!).

 

 

Speaking Engagements
·         I go round to talk mostly about my writing, South Sudan, or sticking up for young people. I turn up in all sorts of interesting places.

·         If you would like me to come and speak to your group or at your event, I would be pleased to receive an invitation. Distance is not usually a problem – I like an adventure and don’t seek expenses! I am looking forward to an invitation from Scotland, perhaps, or maybe France (I can manage a bit of French). In 2017 I addressed a group in the USA because we happened to be there. I would come to the US again – or anywhere in the world – so long as you paid the fare!

 

 

Book Sales
·         After taking into account the printing costs, all the returns from books I sell directly through this website or events, etc. go to charity – mostly Confident Children (see below). Sales through other sources (bookshops, Amazon, etc.) don’t reap anything – the retailers take all the profit – so I don’t have anything left to give the children. So, if you can, do buy here!

 

 

Confident Children Out Of Conflict, South Sudan

·         I work as an international consultant for Bishop Gwynne College in Juba, South Sudan and try and visit “Confident Children out of Conflict” there.

This project helps girls of all ages who are at risk. Most of them have been living on the streets in Juba. They come to the centre traumatised, abused, hungry and in ill-health. The centre takes them in, addresses their immediate problems, pays for them to go to school if they are of school age, gives them counselling, and, above all, love. Dedicated care is given by the project leader, Catherine, and her team of volunteers that are both local and from around the world. The project is entirely dependent on the gifts of caring people. I give a percentage of the direct sales of my books and they, are enormously grateful for this support. It is a drop in the ocean in South Sudan, but it is changing the lives of a few girls whose future would otherwise be very bleak indeed.

·         So, if you want to help these children, buy more books(!) – or send a donation either through me, or direct to: http://confidentchildren.org

Don’t forget the free additional White Gates adventure, Cutting Edge, available online HERE.

What next?

The White Gates Adventures end with The Spark. However, the writing goes on. The work in progress is a story about five young people (aged sixteen) with an unusual ability to tumble into a fifth dimension. Inevitably, they get caught up in some rather uncomfortable and challenging situations… The working title is: When the World Turned Over but, as with all of these things that might change. Watch this space.

Speaking Engagements

If you would like me to come and speak to your group or at your event, I would be pleased to receive an invitation. I can speak either about my writing or my links in South Sudan, or a combination of both. I sell books at these events with 33% going to a charity – either one of your choice or Confident Children (see below).
Distance is not usually a problem – I like an adventure and don’t seek expenses! I am looking forward to an invitation from Scotland, perhaps, or maybe France (I can manage a bit of French).

Confident Children out of Conflict, South Sudan

I work as an international consultant for Bishop Gwynne College in Juba, South Sudan and try and visit “Confident Children out of Conflict there.
This project helps girls of all ages who are at risk. Most of them have been living on the streets in Juba. They come to the centre traumatised, abused, hungry and in ill-health. The centre takes them in, addresses their immediate problems, pays for them to go to school if they are of school age, gives them counselling, and, above all, love. Dedicated care is given by the project leader, Catherine, and her team of volunteers that are both local and from around the world.
The project is entirely dependent on the gifts of caring people. I give a percentage of the direct sales of my books and, combined with donations, I have so far handed over £1,120.92.
 I, and they, are enormously grateful for this support. It is a drop in the ocean in South Sudan, but it is changing the lives of a few girls whose future would otherwise be very bleak indeed.
So, if you want to help, buy more books(!) – or send a donation either through me, or direct: http://confidentchildren.org

Trevor Stubbs
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