Happy Birthday to Access Denied!

Seven years ago today, Access Denied was released. A poignant, heart-felt story of the relationship between a father and his daughter, and the fight he had to undertake against the cruel, corrupt and dishonest Child Support Agency (CSA) and Family Courts.

It’s as relevant now as it was when it was first released. The travesties that had a life-long effect on the man and his child are still being experienced by those today that have to deal with the Child Maintenance System (CMS) and Family Courts who still lie and mislead people and make unjust and criminal judgements against them.

I’m still immensely proud of the book and how it has helped people – and even saved some of their lives – as they found themselves in the same situation I was in, without support or advice.

If you haven’t read it, you really should. With 100% positive reviews, it’s available in Audiobook, Paperback, Kindle, ePub, iBooks and all other eBook formats, and is a “must read“.

Here’s an excerpt from it:

One of my most precious memories is that of when Kelly and I went to Victoria Park, which leads down to Southampton water.

Kelly was not long at school and we walked along the nature path in the woods that would lead us down to the sea. As we walked through the woods, we came across a raised wooden pathway that enabled you to walk across the ponds and marshy environment.

It was quiet, the sound of traffic dulled into submission by the foliage and trees and only the sound of songbirds, likely warning of the invaders to their territories, could be heard.

Then, suddenly, a loud cracking sound from across the water which sat between the “bridges” we were on and the steep bank that went up several tens of feet opposite was heard. I held Kelly close to me and knelt down, hugging her close and pointing across the water to what I’d seen and urging her not to make any sound by placing my finger to my mouth.

Three deer stood upon the bank, about four feet higher up than we were, above the water line. A moment passed and I caught Kelly smiling, the wondrous sight of these beautiful animals in front of us.

Almost as soon as we’d seen them, they broke their stance and ran up the bank and deeper into the woods. Within seconds, they were gone from view.

It had been a magical moment that Kelly and I shared. Wondrous and almost dream-like in its perfection.

Even now, when I revisit the same spot, I remember that moment and what we shared that no-one else did.

©Copyright David E. Gates.

Motorcycle Man – Available now.

David E. Gates brings you a joyful illustrated reminiscence of his days of motorcycling. A memoir for bikers, of all ages, everywhere.

Experience the thrills and spills of a young man’s foray into motorcycling. From simple scooters to high-powered super-bikes, from commuters to tourers, revel in the highs and lows from the author that brought you Omonolidee.

With additional material from Dean Hopton.

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Access Denied selected as Book of the Day!

Access Denied has been selected as the Book of the Day by Indie Book Butler!

The award-winning true story, by David E. Gates is available in Audiobook, Kindle, eBook and Paperback formats, from Amazon and Smashwords and all good online bookstores.

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David meets Meg. They fall in love and, despite a turbulent relationship, have a child together fulfilling David’s dream to be a father.

After they separate, David has to fight the mother and Family Courts to see his daughter and also battles against the incompetence and lies of the Child Support Agency who seem hell-bent on ruining him, emotionally and financially.

A must-read for ANY parent.

For anyone who has had to deal with the CSA/CMS and the Family Courts, this is compelling reading. Thought-provoking, honest, extraordinary, revealing. A damning indictment of the Child Support Agency and Family Courts.

If the measure of a good book is it’s afterburn, Access Denied is a great book.

When you’ve nothing left to lose, what else can you give?

A quite extraordinary true story.

“Thought-provoking but brilliant read.” – Vanessa
“I couldn’t put it down!” – Lisa Roberts (CSA Rip-offs Support Group)
“A well-told, quite extraordinary true story that stays with you.” – Jane Austin
“Amazingly jaw-dropping story!” – Linda Conlon
“Captivating Story.” – Lanre Oke

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