Maggie's Five

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About the author:
ONE night, back in 2012, I went to bed.

Nothing out of the usual there. I went to bed almost every night back in 2012. As I did every night in the years before that and the years after. I say almost every night, because a fair share of those nights may have really been early mornings.

However, I digress...
On this particular night, that welcome sinking sensation eluded me.
I'd just gotten to the point where your body becomes heavy, completely relaxed and ready to succumb to six to eight hours of blissful darkness, when a sequence of images started filtering through my mind - a movie reel on repeat. Over and over the same section of film would play.

I spent hours, night after night, tossing and turning, trying to shut them off. I'd fail every single time.

My husband, having had enough of my restlessness, very nicely - with a hand pushing in the middle of my back and me out of the bed - suggested I write the images down to hopefully get them to stop.

115k words later, I had my first full-length manuscript.

That's how I got started.
My husband's desperate need for sleep.

I was first published in The Australia Times online magazine with one of my children's stories 'Imagine If' and have gone on to have a flutter of short stories in the adult genre published also.

I'm also a mum with weird kids and wouldn't want them to be any other way.

I've been lucky to be surrounded by wonderful family and friends - they know who they are - who are kind enough to not question my sanity when I refer to my fictional characters as real people.

Love Big & Love Hard
Love like it's you last day on earth.

Maggie's Five

A Love Stroy

Authored by Sandra Fitzgerald
Edition: 1

'When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.'
What if I prefer to drink mine with a side of Tequila? A pill chaser?
What if I told you to go suck those very lemons until your face puckered so tightly you couldn't see?
Then maybe, just maybe you could begin to appreciate what it's like to be me.
The one left behind after everything has been shredded away.
Leaving you bloody and raw.
And worse - alone.

Maggie's Five is the story of a young woman's journey through her five stages of grief.
With the tragic loss of her husband and two children, Maggie desperately attempts to cling on to life, until one day she realises life is living on without her.
After meeting Red, Maggie's introduced into a dark world of alcohol, drugs and meaningless sex. Spiralling into the indifference that self-destruction brings, creating a numbness that she relishes.

Luke didn't think he was worth the effort to overcome his own loss until he became an inadvertent witness to the accident that would change Maggie forever. Forced to face his own demons, Luke becomes determined to stay close to Maggie. To support her and care for her and catch her when she falls.
All that changes when Luke's has to return to America for work.

Publication Date:
1500438421 / 9781500438425
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

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