Publication day










It’s finally publication day and I have been able to see my book on the shelves for the very first time. As I stood with jelly like legs in WHSmith looking at my book, I could not help but think of myself as a 13 year old girl sat on the roof top of Denver House. Usually the memory is a sad one but today I was able to smile.

I pictured myself sitting next to my 13 year old self and handing her a copy of the book.

“Here you go, Zoe. We did it. We made our voice heard. Now lets get off this roof because we have a boxing match to train for…”



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.

14 thoughts on “Publication day”

  1. You have made it, and look how far you’ve come you should be so proud Zoe. I don’t doubt that you will keep going further and further in life … starting your book tonight, it will be sad but inspirational at the same time, Stay strong!

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  2. Congratulations on publication day! Your book will inspire and move so many other people, and hopefully make change too. Well done! Be proud of what you’ve done 🙂

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  3. Dear Zoe, I started reading your book this morning and could stop until I finished it just now.
    It’s the saddest story I have ever read, but also powerful, brave and inspiring.
    To read of the childhood that you had, breaks my heart.
    What an amazing and strong young woman you are, to have been through everything, and still have love inside you.
    Everyone needs to read your story,
    Kindest regards,
    Brisbane Australia

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  4. I have just finished reading your book Zoe, it was heart wrenching to hear of the journey you’ve had since being a young child. I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world – you truly deserve it.

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  5. Just finished the book, thank you for sharing your story Zoe. I admire your strength and courage and my soul is deeply moved by your words. I wish you the most happiness, success, and love. – Nikita from Canada

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