And how despite never having written a book before, one of those platforms, NumBugz, combined with my experiences with Lyme disease became the inspiration behind a children’s book series called the Lollopers and its first two books.
And why despite never having taught before, we set up PLYTIME tutoring which uses games to help children improve maths and english in a more enjoyable, affordable and accessible way.
I spent the best part of a decade trying to recover from Lyme disease but by 2019, I was confident I’d beaten it (lesson #4 – you can beat it). Physically, emotionally and financially it had been tough but at least I’d managed to reclaim my life and I started to wonder whether my recovery could help other people. I remember when I first became ill, I didn’t know anyone who’d recovered and the longer it went on, the more I needed to believe I could get better. If I knew other people had recovered, and could understand what they’d done to get there, then I would have had more confidence it might happen to me. Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t find that inspiration and that’s why I decided to write the Kiss of Lyme.
I had my own story and views on the illness but if as I wanted to offer hope and advice to people with a wide range of symptoms, my story alone wasn’t enough – I needed others to participate. So I put a couple of requests out on social media and within a few hours I’d found people willing to share their story – I was amazed at how many people were willing and generous enough to share what they’d been through. I hope you find the book, and other information of this site, useful and if you have a story you’d like to share, please feel free to submit it here