A Poulton man whose children inspired him to write a story about snakes has had his work published.
Mark Trent, 48, wrote Rodney the Rattlesnake’s Incredible Journey after dreaming up a story based on his sons’ love of nature.
Mr Trent, from Brocklewood Avenue, has now been taken on by publisher Author House, and the book is available at Waterstones as well as the Amazon website.
A copy is also available to borrow from Poulton Library.
Mr Trent said: “I’m interested in nature, wildlife and all those kinds of things.
“I’m quite keen on conservation and my children like creepy crawlies and snakes.
“It was a case of a word here, a word there and then building the story from that.”
The story follows Rodney, who is trying to find his way home and encounters other types of snake along the way.
The book is also interspersed with facts about snakes.
Mr Trent lives with sons Dominic, 13, Ethan, nine, and Marcus, seven and wife Karen, 48.
He said: “I’ve had some good feedback from family and friends.”