Steve by D.R Webb is a suspense filled novel that explores homelessness, foster care and the harsh realities that come with not having a home to call one’s own. Through the lives of a couple and a boy from abusive parents, the author tells in simple language why kindness is important in redefining the ties that bind individuals and family members. It is a book that comes highly recommended. – 5/5
When a family lose everything what is left? The only thing they have now is each other! Steve is a good man, but the trials and tribulations of life are almost insurmountable. Without the help of kind strangers would they make it back from the brink?
They travel together on a road that is paved with promises of a new start, but it is a path that is filled with pitfalls and hidden dangers. They find Sanctuary, finally safe, but all is not as it seems. His time here could change everything, but will it be for the better?
With the scars of journey cutting deep the weary pair finally make it, however, after another wretched evening, the worst happens, they are more vulnerable than ever. The true dangers of the night expose themselves. What will befall Steve and his traveling companions, what fate awaits them?
Steve is homeless and has been for many years. He has navigated the streets with his wife Mandy but their adventure is just beginning. Tired of their nomadic lifestyle they have committed to each other to start again. This is their journey, the people they meet and the influence they have may save more than themselves.
About the Author
My name is D. R. Webb, I am an author living in the beautiful Torquay, in the southwest of the United Kingdom.|
I am an out and proud gay man living with my partner whom he met in July 2018. Being gay was something that, despite my families support and unconditional love, I struggled to accept about myself.
This struggle led a deterioration of my mental health and ended with issues with substance abuse. I withdrew from society, from my friends, and family. I isolated myself from everyone, so alone, in my darkest moments, I started to write my thoughts. Eventually thoughts turned to stories, and stories turned to a screenplay. It was not only a coping technique but a path to salvation, writing saved my life.
My partner is an avid reader, but it took me over a year to build up the courage to share any of my material. You see, I am dyslexic, I feared my work would be illegible or just downright bad.
During the lockdown I worked as a key worker, I picked up lots of extra shifts to help keep people safe during the pandemic. This was obviously a stressful time, so, to escape, I started pawing through My old notebooks. I re-worked the material to a fascinating and engaging, gritty thriller. It was a full circle moment as from that dark place, I emerged like phoenix from the ashes.
I am now an out and proud gay man, a passionate member of the LGBTQ+ community. 12 years sober and I am engaged to and living with my husband to-be and our cat.
I have finished the book that I never thought would be, despite my dyslexia and have decided to use that to help support people going through a same journey I had by donating a portion of the proceeds to charity.