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Win a copy of graduate Chris K. Jones' new novel, Headcase!

American Exchange Programme alumnus and donor, Chris K. Jones, has recently published his novel, Headcase, which tells the story of the go-to sports psychologist for troubled pro-athletes, Dr Andrew Beck, who has a gambling addiction and a dark secret. Andrew’s therapeutic strategies get players out of their heads and back to their winning ways, and he’s paid a fortune to do so. There isn’t a head he can’t fix - except his own.

Chris is a recovering serial entrepreneur who quit at the peak of his career to honour the promise he made to himself at 19 that he would become a writer. Chris splits his time between Tarrytown, NY and Barbados, where he finds time to swim with turtles and observe cloud animals. Although he doesn’t have children, his inner eight-year-old keeps him on his toes and he is an extrovert who has decide to work in the world’s loneliest profession. He has a passion for creative writing and valued his time at Northumbria so much that he established the Think Strong Creative Writing Scholarship to give back to Northumbria and inspire others to follow their dreams.

Writing his first novel, Headcase, has been the best form of therapy he has ever had. His primary goal for Headcase is to entertain his readers with a world from his imagination. Speaking of the book Chris comments, “I hope they like my characters and, feel empathy for them, and root for them. Secondly, if I could increase awareness that seeking help for mental health issues is an act of bravery and courage, that would make me very happy.”

Headcase is now available to purchase on Amazon and we are giving away a free copy of the book to two lucky alumni. To enter, send your name, course of study and date of graduation to

Find out more about Chris and Headcase at

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