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World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, 8 September 2022


Every year since 2003 September 10th has been designated World Suicide Prevention Day. It was established by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and directed towards governments, policy makers, national organisations and the general public with the very specific message that suicide can be prevented. Since its creation, awareness…

What does it mean to be brave?

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

One of the constant themes of the wonderful messages that I have received in the course of crowdfunding this book so far is that people think I am brave for sharing my story. I'm not sure that it is true but it is lovely to hear. Thank you. 

When I think about what happened to me, though, I don't feel brave at all. The people who showed the real courage when I was ill were the people closest to…

Where did the Murray come from?

Monday, 8 August 2022

Hey everyone,

Most of you probably know that love lay down beside me and we wept isn't my first book. My first one was a novel, The Backstreets of Purgatory (which incidentally had a lovely mention on local radio this week from the wonderful Alastair Braidwood, aka Scots Whay Hae!, who is a fantastic champion of Scottish culture in all its forms; Backstreets is on at 1h21 if you want to have a…

The first thirty percent

Monday, 1 August 2022

What an unbelievable start to this campaign. Week one and we are 30% funded already. I've been madly sending messages of thanks to those of you I know personally, but I decided I had to do this update quickly because there are lots of you that I don't have links to, either personally or on social media, and I absolutely have to say a massive thank you to everyone for supporting me and for doing it…

59% funded
210 backers