Published!!!

My short story: A Conversation with Death has been published by the Henshaw Press. It was an honour to work with such talented authors. So greatful to Henshaw Press for immortalising my words in print.

See below for a snapshot and please support by getting yourself a copy at Amazon: Henshaw Two. 


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The Saviour series: The Star

 

First visualistion of Aurelia aka The Star, new superhero from my up coming novel: The Saviour series: The Star.

Many thanks to illustrator extraordinaire: @cknightcomics

 

Sickle Cell Strong

I have really amazing news which I want to share with everyone!

I am one year hospital admissions free! #Sicklestrong

As I am sure you all know I have sickle-cell anaemia an inherited blood disorder. Red blood cells which are round and soft become hard and sickle shaped, this causes a multitude of problems such as painful crisis, organ damage and organ failure, extreme fatigue, strokes, swelling of extremities, bacterial infection and may lead to death.

Through the years I have struggled with having sickle-cell, there has been many ups and downs, bouts of depression in dealing with a life long illness but it has taught me many lessons, some hard but always necessary in making me the person that I am today and despite not realising it at the time I am grateful for everything I have been through.

It is a credit to all I have learnt and the support system around me that has kept me out of hospital this year. In my lifetime there has never been a full year without me being admitted to hospital, every year since I was born I am admitted to hospital five or six times a year from one to six weeks at a time.

I had enough of always being sick and I have tried different things throughout the years. But last year I decided to try something different subtle. I kept meditating, I tried to eat a little healthier but the main thing I have changed is drinking alkaline water. It has revolutionised my life, I drink four litres of it every day and it works! It really works. I am not saying I have not been sick for a year, I still get daily pain, and ‘mini-crisis’ every few months but the really bad crisis that I used to get has gone. I know it is not forever but I have enjoyed a year without once having to deal with that level of pain and I am beyond grateful. I am looking forward to more healthier days ahead.

 

Commentary

Good Evening,

I hope you enjoyed; Snapshots through time as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The story is definitely something I would like to revisit in the future, I love the idea of reincarnation.

I thought since it’s that time of year we could have some poetry.  🙂

Till then.

Annabel.

 

Commentary

Good Evening,

I hope you all enjoyed aggressively dating as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I’ve been thinking about what to write on my blog, because my time has been taken up, I’m writing two novels simultaneously, because yeah I’m a masochist.

So I thought I can give you a new story, something short but still powerful, called snapshots in times, one story told by different people with different perspectives.

Stay tuned.

Annabel.

 

Commentary

Good Evening,

I just want to thank everyone for all their support on Friday, we raised £200 for sickle cell awareness day!

I wasn’t able to post as much as I wanted as everyone was very busy, but I hope you enjoyed the poem I wrote.

As it’s summer, cue the dating season and I will be writing something about it in my next post!

Till then.

 

Commentary

Good Evening,

I hope you enjoyed The Witness, it is just a little teaser, more will come later.

As it is almost World Sickle Cell Day, I am going to be posting stories and testimonials about what it is like living with sickle cell. Some of these stories will be written by me others will be written by guest bloggers.

I will be having a bake sale to raise awareness for sickle cell on Friday 17th of June from 10.00am till 16.00pm at Hammersmith Hospital, W12 0HS. Please come and support.

Thank you.