Updates

21 Miles: important news!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Dear Wonderful People,

It’s been a while. I haven’t forgotten you. I never will! But I’ve been busy launching Fertility Fest - my arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, modern families and the science of making babies which will be back for its second edition at the Bush Theatre in London in May. And alongside this I've been developing a fertility arts education project for young people…

21 Miles Publication and Book Launch - Save The Date!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Dear Wonderful People

Hello, and Happy Nearly Christmas! 

It’s been a while since I sent you an update on my book, but lots has been happening behind the scenes. 21 Miles has been in editorial development and I’ll be working on the 'copy edit’ this weekend (the final stage of the editing process). I’ve also seen a first draft of the cover - very exciting! 

And I have some other important…

From England To France

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Balloons. Streamers. Party Popping Things. We made it! Yesterday evening, around 6pm, my target reached 100%. Thank you. A glass of champagne was had (well, maybe two…)

But now for the moving moment - imagine me sitting quietly, surveying the scene, maybe slightly the worse for wear. And what I’m thinking is that when I write the book of my life (and this isn’t it – this is just a small but…

The Homestretch

Friday, 29 September 2017

Dear Wonderful People (and welcome to all the new wonderful people that have joined my gorgeous group of supporters this week) we’re on the homestretch. As of today, 21 Miles is 88% funded. It’s like the last five hours of my swim but back then France didn’t seem to be getting any closer and this time it definitely is! I hope that next time I write, I will be able to tell you that 21 Miles will…

Fancy a swim?

Friday, 22 September 2017



Dear Wonderful People (I think I might have to call you that every time I write), this is just a pre-weekend update on 21 Miles. Less than four weeks since the campaign was launched and the book is now over 70% funded. You did that - you wonderful people. And the thought that you are all going to be listed in the back of the book, standing beside me as it (hopefully) goes out into the world, makes…

You Are 21 Miles Of Angel

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Dear Wonderful People, just a little update from me. Thanks to all your amazing support (and truly it is amazing) in just two weeks, since the campaign was launched, 21 Miles is now nearly 50% funded. Above everything else I feel humbled at your belief and generosity. You are all 21 miles of angel. Love Jessica x

PS. A number of people have asked about the ‘launch date’. This will only get confirmed…

My Channelversary!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Today, the 2nd September, is my Channelversary! Exactly two years ago I was a little blue dot in the sea swimming 21 miles! I'm so grateful to all of you who followed and supported me then. And two years later, in less than a week, my book is nearly 20% funded - thanks to all of you for supporting me again! Your generosity and commtiment means an incredible amount. Jessica x

Published
Publication date: May 2018
105% funded
299 backers