A BROMSGROVE woman has become a published author for the first time.

And Carmen Capuano hopes there will be more books to come following her debut novel, The Owners Volume 1: Alone, as it is the first in a new series.

The book is specifically aimed at teenagers and young adults and is set in what appears to be an alien landscape on an alien planet, at an unknown point in time.

The story explores the concept of what it means to be human, with all the emotional and physical frailties this entails, and subtly examines how humanity can so easily be lost.

The mother-of-three’s novel also grips the reader as the suspense builds up to the final chapter when pieces of information come together, bit-by-bit, culminating in a pinnacle of revelations.

Carmen said: “There are very few childrens and young adults books which are both exciting for the reader to read and also morally decent and upstanding.

“I was determined to create characters and a storyline which fit these necessities.

“This story started as a tale I told my eldest child, but the idea gripped me and took root in my consciousness.

“There are times when I’ve laughed and cried with the characters, and times when the whole thing has driven me half mad trying to encapsulate my meaning on a blank page.

“But I wouldn’t give it up for the world.”

The book is available as a download for ebook readers and is available on amazon.co.uk or waterstones.com.