My forthcoming book The Cure for Sleep (Weidenfeld & Nicolson: Feb 2022) is the story of a late-waking life.
Just days into motherhood, I began dying - fast, and without pain or warning.
On my return from near-death, I determined to stop sleepwalking through life and make myself more open to chance events and encounters. To give more and get more. I worked towards this first as a hospice scribe, and since then as a self-made ‘writer of the outside’ who uses pen and paper in public to encourage strangers to share their own stories of life-changing times.
The Cure for Sleep is full of threshold events, mine and others’: Those times when we are brought to a sudden need to choose or we experience something which changes forever our perspective of life and how to live it.
“DID I SEE IT? What people want to know when they learn about my sudden near-death at thirty-three. Yes, I saw a light, I say. It changed me. But not in ways that were quick or comfortable.
By subscribing you will receive the first page of the book as a welcome, and then - once a month - further short extracts, each to a theme, with invitations to join or listen in to conversations around The Cure For Sleep. You will also hear about opportunities to share your own true tales of threshold moments.
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