Author's Page.
Book Readings and Public Speaking!

During the pandemic, Vie achieved her ambition of writing a book! Well, actually, she wrote three books! And she’s working on more!

She has written two children’s books, Where Are We Going? and Who Am I?, and a book for adults, La Vie Est Belle.

A huge part of Vie’s work with the CIC is about acceptance and inclusion, and that shows in her books.

The first image is of the front cover of "Where are we going" featuring a sailing boat with a rainbo
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The second image is of Vie's "La Vie est Belle" book which has a Turquoise cover with an image of a
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The third image is of Vie's second Emily book, depicting Emily sat on a tree branch, reading to two
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Where Are We Going? and Who Am I?
Book readings

Her children’s books are about the adventures of Emily, a little girl who loves to go on lots of wonderful, imaginary, adventures with her mum and her cat. Emily has a visible difference but it’s not part of the story.

 

Being disabled herself, Vie understands and appreciates the importance of awareness raising books; however, she also realises that they can point out our “other-ness”; with studies indicating that many children often won’t make friends with someone who looks different to them, whether that be because of weight, disability, or disfigurement, Vie felt it important to show that we all have far more in common that that which makes us different, encouraging readers to be more accepting of themselves and others.

The first image of three is of Vie, dressed in a floral dress and green cardigan, standing up and ho
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The second image of three, Vie is seated, wearing a floral dress and mustard colored cardigan, readi
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The third image has Vie standing in front of an audience, who you can see from behind and she is sho
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These books work really well in a school setting.

Vie loves to read the stories, encourage conversation, and have at least an activity or two.

These sessions are fun, vibrant, often loud and silly, and full of love,

incorporating some of the self esteem and confidence work she does in her workshops and talks.

Where Are We Going? and Who Am I? are great for Reception, and key stages one and two.

Pricing

One class session (up to one hour): £80

Half day: £200

Full day: £280

Travel costs to be discussed.

If you would like to read for yourself

the great things people are saying,

please click on the link below!

 La Vie Est Belle - Book readings

La Vie Est Belle is the book Vie wishes was available when she needed it. It’s partly her story, of how, and why, she hated herself, and how she looked, to being who she is now: happy and confident.

 

Vie also shares how she taught herself to love who she is, as she is, and gives tips and encouragement to help the reader do the same.


Vie loves doing book readings with La Vie and enjoys combining them with some empowerment exercises; her story sometimes causes tears but people always leave smiling.

 

Pricing:  Please enquire
 

 Motivational speaking

Vie regularly gives talks on:

Her story;

Building confidence;

Living with invisible disabilities;

Creating a business as a disabled woman;

Founding a Community Interest Company.

Pricing: please enquire

One of three images of Vie speaking at an event she organised, standing on stage, in front of busine
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Image of Vie on stage, addressing an audience at an event she organised with business banners in the
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Image of Vie grinning wearing a maroon t shirt.
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