As a highly experienced nurse and midwife, I’ve spent over twenty years working at the cutting edge of IVF in Australia. Now a counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist running a successful private practice, I assist people to move through trauma and crisis by helping them to discover their inner strengths. When I’m not writing, I’m passionate about empowering people to achieve their goals and reach their true potential by working with the principles that are explored in the latter part the book.
Sarah’s Story, is a work of fiction based on the cumulative common experiences of countless numbers of women and men that I encountered over twenty years of working in the area of infertility. This story is an inspirational narrative about self-discovery and transformation. It’s a powerful story of love, life and resilience that leads the reader from the innocence of naivety through the emotional turmoil of unexpected despair and grief, then emerges out the other side as it skilfully illuminates human potential to triumph over adversity.
After working in the infertility industry for over 20 years I have experienced first-hand the devastation that infertility can wreak on individuals, couples, friends and extended family alike. It can often be an insidious and unrelenting issue and there are many relationships that do not survive the experience. I have utilized the insight and knowledge that I have gained on my own journey and sensitively displayed this throughout the pages of Sarah’s Story.
I am blessed to be a mother of three beautiful children; Lachlan, Morgan and Rachel and stepmother to Jack. Grandmother to Imogen and Audrey, I am currently excitedly awaiting the arrival of my third grandchild and I never take this privilege for granted.
I am currently working on a second book as I reside in the idyllic seaside village of Kilcunda, Victoria with the youngest of my beautiful children Rachel, my husband Phil, happily accompanied by our family dog, lorikeet and seven alpacas.
The purpose of writing this book was to shine a light of hope in the darkness that illuminates the possibility that sometimes amazing outcomes can be born out of the deepest despair and each and every experience can provide us with valuable wisdom from which to create a new beginning.
I hope you enjoy Sarah’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it.