Housebound author revives debut novel

Mum hoping her book can reach a new generation of children following illness.

A housebound Milton Keynes mum is hoping her debut novel can reach a new generation of local children with the help of Celebrate:MK – more than a decade after she wrote it.

Lisa Beech, who suffers from the chronic fatigue syndrome Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, finished writing her first children’s book ‘Amelia and Cordelia; the Ancient Curse’ 12 years ago.

The book was published by Andrews UK but, as Lisa’s health declined, she struggled to publicise it and sales dwindled.

She now hopes that with the help of Celebrate:MK, her adventure story about an enchanted locket and the battle between good and evil can reach a new breed of local 9 to 12-year-olds.

Lisa said: “The day I found out that ‘Amelia and Cordelia; the Ancient Curse’ was available all over the world was one of the highlights of my life.

“After finishing my book, I struggled on with work for 12 years before my body gave up completely, and I am now pretty much housebound.

“This baffling illness now has the recognition it deserves, and Stanford University in America have developed a blood test with 100% accuracy. It’s not the usual tiredness, but a feeling of wading through mud or snow.

“The absolute passion I had for my book left me for a while, and due to a lack of publicity it has disappeared into the abys of E books. I feel my book has something special and would love for it to reach more children.”

The book is available on Amazon under ‘Lisa Beech’.

This feature was published in the March 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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