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Stamford Endowed Schools employee to release time travel novel

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A Stamford-based author has penned his second time travel tale following the success of his debut novel.

Dale Harrison’s latest book, ‘Once Upon a Time at Woodstock’, is set at the legendary Woodstock music festival held in August 1969.

“I thought ‘where would be a nice place to go?’

Dale Harrison
Dale Harrison

“It’s something quite fun and colourful.

“It has, not a dark streak, but a melancholic streak going through the book and that contradicts with the light of Woodstock,” he said.

The plot follows the story of a professor who travels back in time in an attempt to save his father’s life.

Dale Harrison
Dale Harrison

‘Once Upon a Time at Woodstock’ is a sequel to Dale’s first novel ‘Outatime’, which was based on a screenplay co-written during his time at the University of Lincoln.

Dale, a development officer at Stamford Endowed Schools, says he follows the mantra of ‘write about what you know’ and, for him, that is time travel.

He has begun to write the third novel in the series and already has rough plans for a fourth, which is to be based in Stamford.

“Writing is something I’ve done since I was a child,” said Dale, who began by publishing collections of his poetry.

“I’ve always been creative and it just seemed to come naturally,” he said.

Now, Dale, 35, is gearing up for the release of ‘Once Upon a Time at Woodstock’ on June 1.

He said: “I’m very excited but I am very sad in a way.

“I’ve put so much work into it has become almost like a child to me that I end up giving away.”

He added: “I hope people will like it. It’s exciting knowing something you spent so long on is going to be read.

“It is nice people may buy it because those words, I have put my heart and soul into.”

His novels are available to buy as a paperback or e-book on Amazon.

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