Happy National Author’s Day! A great day to celebrate my writing achievements.
I am so proud to be able to call myself an author, a writer and a poet. This short video tells the story of how I became one, fulfilling my dream to be a real author!
I’ve always loved reading and wrote a daily diary from the age of about 12 until my 20s. I still write and journal today but less frequently, but I remember how much comfort my diary gave me back then. I used to write that I wanted to be a writer and was always told that wasn’t possible for me, that I should be more realistic. Not many people make it as writers.
Book one – “The Reluctant Allergy Expert – How to kill the fear that anaphylaxis could kill you”, was published by Curlew Books and I had an editor which was such a brilliant experience. She gave me advice, guidance and we had lots of meetings to agree the contents, order of the book and word count, with checkins along the way.
I wrote it during topical steroid withdrawal and it really gave me a purpose and focus to get up and be productive.
Book two – The Shape of Skin is my first poetry book. A collection of poems about living with eczema, from childhood to today, looking at itching, scratching, self image, acceptance, healing and everything in between. It was such a therapy to write it and I’m so proud.
Now I’m not going to make my fortune from my book sales, it’s hard work being an author and the effort it takes to write a book doesn’t ever get repaid from book sales.
But I didn’t write my two books to make money, I did it to help others, to share my story, to raise awareness and to hopefully challenge and point people towards the resources and support they need, giving them focus, ideas, tips and advice by sharing my own journey and experiences.
Thanks so much for listening, watching and reading.
Thanks so much for your lovely reviews and feedback
Can I ask you one small favour? If you have read either of my books and not yet reviewed them, could I ask you to hop on over to Amazon and/or Goodreads to share your views? It really helps with book promotion and helps others to find the book and understand whether it’s going to the right book for them.
Anyway thanks again for being my readers and following me. I’ve been struggling with my skin lately so haven’t been sharing much but I have lots of blogs planned for you.
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