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The Next Step: Author Toby Whaymand

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Toby Whaymand grew up in Swindon and makes his home now in Milton Keynes, Britain's newest town. He has been writing stories since his early teen years, with the idea for his latest book, The Next Step, coming to him at the young age of 14. 

One morning when he was in his early 20's, he woke from vivid dream of a plane crash which stayed fresh in his mind, years later the imagery was put to good use... 

After some Scandanavian friends signed a record deal with Warner in 2008 and found great success, Toby was inspired to revive his own dream of being a writer and started to piece together an outline for what would become The Next Step. He found that despite the many years in between his initial ideas and his time spent working on the outline, most of the characters and the storyline had remained the same. 

Currently an IT Support technician at a local school, Toby aspires to continue his writing to take it to the next level. His slight dyslexia has been one challenge of writing he has been working to overcome but his passion for telling stories has kept pushing him forward. 

The Next Step focuses on the human factor and how humans relate to one another. It features Toby's own observations of life as the story itself matured over two decades. The Next Step is a fast-paced, exciting read that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. A truly unique story.