Short-listed for The International Rubery Book Award 2015
I’m chuffed to announce that my book is now published – a compilation of over two years of blog posts (2012 – 2014), edited and proofed down into one handy format. I’ve had an amazing amount of help along the way, not least from:
‘If Bridget Jones had MS, this would be her diary.‘ – The MS Society.
‘The value of the Stumbling in Flats blog … it opens so many avenues of support and understanding, not only to the sufferer, but to the family, the friends … so that they will understand what it’s like to walk through treacle.’ – Janis H. Winehouse.
‘Social media is an increasingly important way for people affected by MS to get support, information and inspiration. Barbara’s writing offers all of this plus a winning sense of humour – a vital ingredient in living well with MS.‘ – The MS Trust.
A very special thank you to Janis Winehouse who kindly wrote the foreword and to Paul Eustice, a supremely patient publisher who held my hand through the entire process (our hundreds of emails and phone calls bear testament to this).
The project has taken months of selecting, editing and proofing, and re-reading my entire blog from start to finish over fifty times has been a unique form of therapy. I’ve also re-read every single comment from you guys, on the blog and on Twitter, and am so grateful for all your support throughout the good times and especially the bad. You’ve been with me every step of the way.
With that in mind, the book is in memory of the one person who couldn’t be there, my dad:
My book is now available to buy in any country in which there is an Amazon – here’s the quick links for UK and America:
So, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped shape my experience of coming to terms with MS. Here’s to the next two years!