On the eve of publication…

By this time tomorrow my book will be on the shelves in book shops waiting to be purchased. It has not been an easy process getting to this point but ultimately it has been a rewarding one. I have mixed emotions regarding the publication. I would not have chosen to live through any of the horrific abuse I have endured, but I am extremely happy that I have found the strength and the courage to do something positive with it.

My hope is that my story reaches other survivors out there who may need a little reminder that they are not alone. To you I want to say don’t ever give up hope. Incredible things can happen when we have faith and dare to believe in love.

I would like to thank Jane Smith and the team at Harper Collins for all of their hard work. Without them I wouldn’t be writing this today. I am forever grateful for this opportunity. It has been a life changing experience for me.

I would also like to thank the readers who have contacted me. I enjoy reading your comments and I appreciate the time you have taken to get in touch. I hope you continue to be inspired by my story.




Author: zoepattersonfightingback

Practice what you love with love, working IN the moment and not FOR a moment. The world does not stop for defeat or for victory and neither should you. I have known victory and I am no stranger to defeat. Despite my personal challenges I still wake each day with the intention to practice what I love and this has served me well. I am an England boxing coach and qualified personal trainer, working hard to help others practice what they love.

6 thoughts on “On the eve of publication…”

  1. Congratulations Zoe on turning your life around and sharing your story. I hope that today you can sit and reflect on how far you’ve come and just appreciate that you made it. You’ve only gone and done it!

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  2. I have this evening completed reading your book, parts that turned my stomach and parts that made me think you go girl. Good for your for having the courage to relive those moments to produce your book, and good for you on not allowing them to win. Past experiences affected me not so greatly as abuse wasn’t as a horrific but abuse is abuse and slowly slowly walls have to be broken down that we put up to protect ourselves. Good for you hun I wish you well on the chapters to follow in the rest of your life may they bring you peace love and happiness x

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  3. Hello Zoe, you are a strong women who never gives up and always has hope. I’ve read your book and I was so sad when I read all of the terrible stuff that happened to you. But at the end you have a happy ending which is good.

    In my school we are doing a human rights project, I’m doing my topic on human trafficking, and in my topic i’m writing about you and how you fought back. Just wanted to let you (:

    Sorry about my grammar mistakes.

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