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I hope you’ll enjoy browsing this web site to discover the different genres I like to work with. You’ll be able to read excerpts of some of my published work and I’ll bring you tasters of work in progress. Don’t forget to pop over and read my blog page to see my latest news. Read the ‘About me’ page to find out a little more about me and how I work.
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Right now, I’m taking a break after publishing the final book in my Women of Wakefield series. Eunice finds Love follows on from the third book in the series, Happiness for Hazel, and runs alongside the fourth in the series, Hardships for Hazel. All the books in this series can be read as stand-alone novels, but might be better enjoyed when read in sequence. You can purchase these from Amazon in Kindle or paperback versions.
I have had some wonderful feedback over the years, but over the holidays, I heard that my real life drama, “It’s Penguin Shooting day,” is being considered for the reading list on a course for trainee nurses. I wrote this memoir using a diary I’d kept after my son-in-law had a car accident and was very badly injured. I flew to Australia to help my daughter look after her baby girl while her husband was being treated in Sydney. The story is harrowing in places, but funny and filled with hope too. See below what other readers thought, perhaps you might be persuaded to try this one.
Reviews for “It’s Penguin Shooting Day,”
5 star book, loved every minute of it. Will recommend to family, friends and work mates. Couldn't put it down. Excellent read
Really easy to read, providing an interesting account of the first few weeks/months following a severe brain injury. Told from the family's perspective it is emotional and heart-warming. A must read for all professionals who work with patients with brain injury as it gives an honest account and provides valuable insight into their experiences after such a life changing event.
I found it really interesting to read. I have a different type of brain injury but I can identify with a lot of it. Well written, easy to read so difficult to put down
UP-DATE: I am amazed to realize that I read and reviewed this book over two years ago. I can't count how many times since then that I've thought about this family. I've told their story to others and had discussions about the effect of traumatic brain injuries, not just on the victims, but on all the people who care for them
As you can imagine, I was thrilled to hear the news that this book is being considered as recommended reading for trainee nurses. However, I’m a big believer in fate, coincidence, serendipity, or whatever you’d like to call it, and a few days after hearing this wonderful news, I came across the diary I had written more than 15 years ago, when my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer. There’s another memoir ready and waiting to be turned into a book, but I’ll need a large dose of courage to revisit that time in my life. It seems the heavens are encouraging me to open up and tell her moving story, so watch this space.
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