Cliff Jones’ book Water Runs Slow Through Flat Land, tells the story of a digital journalist who becomes a war correspondent in Afghanistan after discovering the negative impact of social media.
Jones began writing his novel after posting an initial scene on his blog. Talking about his experiences in the Maidenhead Advertiser, he said after he’d written the scene he could see how the story would develop. As he had wanted to write a novel for a while, this had served as the impetus.
After knockbacks from publishing agents, Jones decided to self-publish his book, having has positive responses from his family and friends.
The book is about the news editor of an internet company who decides to pursue a different job after an unfortunate Twitter update costs him his job, setting himself up as a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, despite his lack of experience.