Friday, October 29, 2010

Mossie's Story

Mossie Ford was born in Trim Co. Meath in 1949 the same year as myself.  I didn't know Mossie until just over a year ago when she joined the  'Small Impact Writers' who are based in Navan Library. Although Christened Mary, she is better known as Mossie.
 Mossie is the third eldest in a family of twelve.  She has written a book about her life and has dedicated it to her late parents - Michael and Eileen Forde R.I.P.

Mossie was born with Cerebral Palsey, her movement and speech are restricted and she  has lived most of her life in institutions.  But she is a very brave courageous person who has recently moved into independent living. Mossie's Story is beautifully written, at times humorous, at times sad but from the heart throughout.

Mossie also paints, in fact the cover of her book is one of her paintings.  The Authors Friend have a picture slide show on their website depicting some of Mossie's paintings and photos.

Mossie's book will be launched in Navan Library on Thursday 4th November at 7-30pm. 
The book will be on sale to the general public soon but can be bought from the Online Cathologue of The Author's Friend. Mossie's book would make an ideal Christmas present for that someone special in your life.

For more information go to The Authors Friend CLICK HERE  when there click News Blog. 

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Mossie, is pictured above at a special gathering which took place in Navan Library on Wednesday, 20th October to mark  National Social Inclusion Week when she made a presentation of her book.

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