I'm an author living on the south coast of England. I've previously written, illustrated and published several children's books.
I have recently come to the end of a new journey, having written a novel based on my childhood memories.The title is:
'One Small Word
- Surviving childhood abuse'
It was published on December 18th 2018 and will be officially launched on 2nd February 2019.
I am a mother of 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren whose ages range from 7 to 18.
I am passionate about the community I live in, and try to make positive changes through my work on the local Parish Council.
I was a research scientist for half of my career. I then qualified as a social worker and specialised in the area of safeguarding.
My book tells the world my story. I hope that it will help those who have also experienced childhood abuse and professionals supporting them.
It took a lot of courage to write. That's why it is the form of a novel with all names changed. It felt safer to do that. There is, however, a positive note of hope throughout.
I shall soon be writing a sequel to my book. I hope all those that helped and supported me throughout the process, will do the same with the new book.
I still need all the help I can get and will always remain grateful for your support.