Here in the UK June is MND/LS awareness month and to help raise awareness as well as money author Suzanne Maguire is offering to donate all proceeds from this months sale of her books; Spellbound Chronicles – Bloodline and Witches Revenge, to research into this deadly disease.
In 2003 Suzanne was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and given around 5 years to live. With two small sons to think about, Suzanne put her mind to something she could leave her children other than memories.
Suzanne commented. “Having grown up with a mother writing and enjoying making up stories for children, writing a novel was the obvious choice. With the help of my mother ,Eve, Spellbound Chronicles was born. Now, almost 14 years on I am grateful to still be here and continuing to writing the sequels.”
Suzanne and her mother Eve, write magical children’s stories that will transport the reader through time on epic adventures. With beautifully written imagery and plenty of action there is something for everyone, regardless of age.
Last year (July 2016) Suzanne’s son Lance paid tribute to his mum in The Telegraph news paper.
“I remember the first time the severity of what she has hit me. I was about twelve and I Googled ‘MND’ and found all these pictures of Stephen Hawking. No offence to him but man, that got me depressed. MND really hit hard and fast. Seeing him in his wheelchair and with the whole computer for a voice and everything … it completely freaked me out. Mum’s symptoms had been so gradual, it wasn’t until that moment that I think I fully grasped that MND is a hard-core muscle wasting disease that weakens you until it kills you. Looking at him and thinking that could be mum soon … I lost the plot a bit.”
You can read the full article here. My mum. the MND survivor
Here are Suzanne’s books. I do hope you check them out and find it in your heart to purchase one or even both. Finding a cure for MND and raising awareness is a cause close to my own heart. I wish Suzanne, her boys and Mum all the best for the future.
Spellborn Chronicles – Bloodline:-
A dark mass slowly descended out of the star strewn sky and hovered menacingly above twenty-three and a half Vulcan Mews, Doncaster, the home of the unsuspecting Gorry family.
Two figures sauntered into view, their footsteps crunching on the gravel. They stopped across from the Gorry house and stared hard at the spectre on the roof. Almost immediately the air began to crackle with electricity. Caught in the electrical current and unable to sustain its shape or position a moment longer the black mass angrily began to disperse.
The watchers braced themselves for they knew what was to come; then moved on.
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/y74xq47f
Spellbound Chronicles – Witches Revenge
TAP TAP TAP … An evil warlock’s wand is desperate to escape its tin prison and find a new black arts master …
Siblings Larna and Aron Gorry are once again pulled through time into a future magical Sherwood Forest where a terrifying new archenemy is waiting for them. Their friend Tiblou, and gothic fairy Violet are there to help and hopefully protect them. But, will they be forever trapped in the Kingdom of Ice; or imprisoned in Tophet the under Sherwood colony with the stinking Boggrets?
Will they have enough strength to fight and conquer more than one deadly foe and survive long enough to return to the safety of their own time?
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/y6v76j7j
Amazon .com: http://tinyurl.com/yc94asvy
You can also order copies of these books from Waterstones books stores.
If you would like to connect with Suzanne here is her facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/ybe3fgpb
MND Association: https://www.mndassociation.org/
MNDA’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mndassociation/
MND Awareness, fighting for a cure: https://www.facebook.com/mndawareness2011/?hc_ref=SEARCH