AN ALVA author published his fourth book earlier this month – and it’s already sold more than 1,000 copies.

Kenneth Graham’s latest novel, The Wolf, is the third in his Adam MacDonald trilogy.

Set in Scotland, it follows two former MI6 employees Adam MacDonald and Samantha O'Conner, with the past coming back to haunt them as they settle into life on the west coast.

Kenneth said: “The Russians have sent a hit team to take one of them out, and it’s the story of them trying to evade the Russians.”

Other works by 56-year-old Kenneth include Codename Pandora and Baby Tiger – which were all published by Amazon.

He released his first book, Friends Or Foes, back in 2014 after being left a little disappointed with a novel he had finished reading.

He said: “I was reading an SAS (Special Air Service) novel, and it was really good on fact, but the story wasn’t that great.

“I thought I could probably write better than that, then I thought I better put my money where my mouth is.”

And while his first three books were relatively relaxing to write, Kenneth claimed his latest work was a tough one.

He said: “I’m relieved [it’s published] because it’s taken a wee while to get this together.

“I started it, then I had my house extended. Trying to write something and have your house extended was a bit challenging.”

As well as his housing issue, he also found that Amazon would no longer proof and edit his new book ahead of sending it to the printers.

But, after some hard work, The Wolf went on sale on Amazon two weeks ago.

Kenneth said: “It sold over 1,000 copies in its first week, so it seems to be doing quite well.”

But far from resting on his laurels, Kenneth has already written the first chapter for a fifth book, which he described as a “modern day thriller”.

And he says he plans to continue writing as he works his way towards his dream career as a full-time writer.

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