Follow the link at the top of this page to read the first chapter of Girl Perfect, my book about 13 year old Elin who was born with a cleft lip and palate.
If you want to know more about cleft then there are links to follow on the right. CLAPA is a good first port of call. It’s a great source of information and support for new parents, as well as those with a cleft.
I’ve been thrilled by the great reviews that Girl Perfect has had: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Perfect-ebook/dp/B007J2K66K/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top. Here are a few examples:
“I got this book on my Kindle for my daughter, but got caught reading it for myself. It was a quick read, but very insightful into how a young girl thinks of herself due to her deformity. My daughter is 11, and can’t help but to compare herself to other “skinnier” girls. I’m going to “make” her read ‘Girl Perfect’ so she knows that no matter what she looks like, there’s always going to be someone to love her for being herself.”
“This is a delightful story about a girl with a physical deformity who learns she is a special, wonderful person worth loving. She also learns the first person who needs to love you is you. Everyone has experienced feeling less than and this story will touch anyone with a heart.”
“This was a amazing book I loved it. This book made me realize how it does not matter how you look it is about you.”
I love my work as a Clinical Psychologist but it is busy and most days uses up all my emotional energy. As a mother of three energetic children, I usually wind up feeling totally exhausted by the evening. The book reviews have really given me a boost and the encouragement to keep writing and I am now working on my second book. And actually it’s far more energising to write than to slump in front of the television for the evening. So thank you for the feedback and the encouragement!