An author might tell you that writing a personal book isn’t easy. It’s not easy to describe how you feel and you’re never sure how what you write will be received.
As a small child, I never woke up and said when I’m older, I shall write about my difficulties. My only concern was putting a name to something I didn’t know I had. Going to the grave without knowing, was always a distinct possibility. Growing up, that thought never left me.
At the point of diagnosis and once I started blogging, I began to realise that no matter how much I tried to find out about my disability, without knowing fully why I presented the way I did, I would be no nearer to understanding ‘me,’ and I needed understanding.
I wrote my book so that I could know about me. If you understand how the universe works, it didn’t block me; instead it paved the way for me to write. My book was to be a self-contained safe place, that allowed me to talk about what I later found out to be a disability, about my experiences, so that I could come to terms with my life.
It is NOT a disability book. The first two chapters are about my disability. When you hear the term ‘Cerebral Palsy,’ it’s easy to think wheel chair. Your first thought may be, I don’t want to read or hear bad news about someone’s life with a disability, but my story is different.
Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ is my open and honest journey. It is heartfelt. The book is centred around not knowing about my disability. My thoughts and feelings growing up in the dark not knowing; my non-understanding, needing to understand, wanting to understand.
My book gives clarity, understanding and closure. It is a book of courage, a book of hope. It brings understanding, not only to my experiences and my life, but also understanding for those who kindly choose to read it.
As it has changed my life, it can positively change your life too; by giving you a different way to perceive and think. It is ‘A perfect read for Covid-19’ @heatherboisseau @RedDoorBooks
My Book, part memoir/part motivational guide, is available to buy on Amazon http://amzn.to/2qrpiy8 /UK or Amazon http://amzn.to/2WPE2Vy US, and in all good book stores, including Waterstones and Salts Mill.