I did it. With more than a little help from my friends, ‘Piece by Piece: Remembering Georgina: A Mother’s Memoir‘ was launched at a packed-out event in my home-town on Marske-by-the-Sea on Monday 14th December 2015.
There were readings, questions-and-answers, and there was cake. We played a video of my beautiful girl singing at a local beauty spot weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer: we reminded ourselves to make the most of these lives we have.
I spent over an hour signing copies of books for friends and neighbours and people who I know by sight but not by name, as well as for strangers who had forced themselves out into the cold, dark Northern night to show support for a bereaved mother they’d heard talking on the radio about her late, lost daughter. I am grateful to each and every one of them.
I’m not normally one to gush, but I was surrounded by love and goodwill. My daughter’s memory was honoured.The evening went well, I think. It felt…right.
The feedback I’m receiving about ‘Piece by Piece’ is that – once opened – it can’t be put down. That will do, for me. The book and e-book can be bought directly from Amazon, right now. The book already has 5-Star Reviews, which is nice. Readers are telling me that it makes them cry and laugh and long for an impossible ending. That will do, for me, too: I am being heard and Georgina is being remembered.