This book is bargain priced from 05/22/2014 until 06/06/2014
Glass Half Full: our Australian adventure is the story of a UK family who made one of the toughest decisions of their lives, to emigrate to outback Australia, to live the Australian dream. Why was the decision so tough? Well the family is a step-family, and leaving meant that some of the children would remain in the UK with ex-partners. After enduring a messy divorce and numerous child custody battles Sarah Jane knew that this was their only chance of future happiness and that as a family they were making the right decisions. They worked and planned hard to make it a success and it was amazing until life-changing events started to test the foundations of this resilient family. Just when they thought the worst was over Mother Nature intervened and washed away the roots to their new life during the Brisbane floods of 2011. This book tells how this amazing woman and her courageous family fought to keep their dream alive and used every piece of positivity available to create new hope and new beginnings. Life is never without its challenges. How many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this inspirational and touching true story.
Targeted Age Group: 25+
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Memoir writing tells true stories and the best of these are told from the heart with honesty and passion.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write as if no one will ever read it, that way your write with pure, unadulterated emotion from the heart. Don’t worry about rankings, life is too short. Write because you love it, not because you have to.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I originally thought only friends and family would be interested in reading about our experiences, which is why I self published. However, it has been an amazing experience to have other people read my story, email me and offer advice and support. It is quite a surreal experience. It is still amazing to think that total strangers become fans when you write about your life and experiences. Having said that my new found fans are not only supportive by buying the book and sharing the experience, but many empathize with our story and can relate to it.
About the Author:
Author Sarah Jane Butfield was born in Ipswich, and raised in rural Suffolk, England.
Fulfilling her childhood dream and becoming a nurse, was just the start of her amazing journey. Her nursing and teaching qualifications would take her around the world, enabling her to work in all fields of nursing, education and management. However, after 27 years as nurse, wife and mother of four children and three step-children, Sarah Jane has now achieved another long held ambition,that of becoming a published author.
Glass Half Full: Our Australian adventure is her debut travel memoir, but she is also a published freelance magazine journalist and blogger, in the healthcare and writing arenas. The sequel, Two dogs and a suitcase: Clueless in Charente, will be published in 2014.
In addition to her non fiction books, she is currently working on a series of self help books for people facing challenging life events and tough family situations, based on her real life experience of divorce, bereavement, child custody issues, migration, parenting, etc.