My Book Wear Orange to Conquer Demons has been re-released by Finch books as Finding the Upside of Down
Bullying is so rife in out society these days and is taking the lives of young people who had wonderful futures ahead of them. The bully has robbed them of their lives.
I know the pain of being a victim of bullies. It damaged my life, stunted my potential and the scars remain to this day. I survived, I am not sure how, but I became afraid to go about in the world. I have worked hard to overcome the damage, and have achieved great things, including believing in myself, but I think the scars will be with me until the day I die.
Tabitha Cockell, the heroine in my book, has been bullied at the instigation of one girl for years and it drives her to suicide.
But suicide is not the answer - finding out who you are and learning to believe in your self through doing something special like volunteering, learning a new skill, writing a book - finding that thing that makes you the unique and special person you are can help you conquer demons and survive the bullying.