FirstBorn author Laura Sheridan

 FirstBorn author Laura Sheridan

First Born

FirstBorn author Laura Sheridan

The story of the first child born from a man


Spencer Tully. Cute kid. Caring parents. Good family.

Would you want to kill him?
Why would anyone imagine such a thing? It’s because he’s the first virumnate.
What’s a virumnate, you may ask? The word is from Latin, a combination of man and birth. So he’s the first person to be born from a man. Not a woman who’s had a sex-change operation – an actual man.
Okay, sounds sensational, but is it really? If men could bear children, how would it affect society? Would husband and wife take it in turns to have children? Would it blur the edges of gender-definition? Would any of that matter?
The way the world reacted, you’d think Spencer was the devil incarnate. Actually, they were just a family, like any other. A loving family.
Why couldn’t people leave them in peace…. FirstBorn  The story of the first child born from a man

About the author

My name is Giacomina Laura Sheridan and I’m a writer. Okay, you’re probably wondering about the Giacomina bit. It’s Italian. My Mum was from Italy and my Dad from Sicily. But the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister so I use my middle name, Laura.

I run a local Reading Group and help run two local writing groups. I also teach, part-time. Been happily married for 39 years and have two grown-up children, both married. We have one grandchild and another is imminent.

Other hobbies: of course, I love reading. Recently read ‘The Book of Strange New Things’ by Michel Faber. Fantastic. Nearly 600 pages and read it in three days, not wanting to put it down but also not wanting it to finish!

I’ve also recently become a huge fan of Stephen King. I’d previously dismissed him as a horror writer, but since reading his novel about Kennedy, I’ve seriously revised my opinion: the man is a hell of a writer – one of the best. Others include Sarah Waters, Ben Elton and Donna Tartt.

I do a bit of painting (or used to – don’t seem to have time, at the moment) and wish I could do portraits but can’t get the likeness. It’s a great frustration. I also enjoy knitting, (which I’m good at) and sewing (which I’m not).

Walking in the outdoors, especially where there are trees, gives me a special lift. I think we all need to mingle with nature every day, instead of being stuck indoors in front of a lap-top. And here I am, in front of a lap-top.

I’ve always loved to write. Well, okay – not always. I started seriously about twenty years ago. I write under the name of G.L.Sheridanand currently have five books on Amazon Kindle.


Two are comedies:

One’s a rags-to-riches story of a Sicilian girl (well, it would be silly not to write something based on my background – the only thing I’m missing is the riches bit)

I also have two YA books:
and on beezeebooks

I’ve also got a couple of stories on there and a story in poetry form (apologies to Chaucer) which is a bit of a laugh. If you want to have a quick look at any of the books or stories, just click on the links.

Oh – and a collection of poetry

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