Poignant afterlife novel ‘comes true’ for the author

Local publisher Paul Mould with the book dadinheaven.com. GG
Local publisher Paul Mould with the book dadinheaven.com. GG

A BOOK about a father contacting his family from the afterlife via computers has been made all the more poignant as the author, a father-of-three who worked in IT, has just died.

Boston publisher Paul Mould has recently printed the fantasy novel, dadinheaven.com by London-based writer and IT worker David Stephens.

Mr Stephens died last week, aged 50, two months after having open heart surgery.

“The story of the book has sadly come true in some ways,” said Paul.

“David worked in IT and was told some years ago after having a heart attack that he only had months left to live. I think it is this experience that inspired him to write it.”

The book follows the story of terminally-ill computer and communications guru Stuart Pearce, who having been told he has just months left to live, develops a system to keep in touch with his loved ones when he is gone.

Paul added: “I would like to have asked him before he died if he had tried to develop such a system himself, but I never got the chance.”

A second book by Mr Stephens, called God’s Secret Code, will be published soon.

Dadinheaven.com costs £12 and can be bought online from Amazon on 01205 317503.