Natalie Van Houten I sold several copies to our local Children’s Home for a book club for teenage girls. Amazing book. We are priviliged to carry this title!’
The Kane Miller sales team are so special – they talk and love their books, including my ‘Butterflies’.
Butterflies which was an emotional roller coaster to write but an amazing experience.
It was so much fun having lunch in LA with my wonderful USA publisher Kira Lynn and the Marketing Manager Lynn Kelley of Kane Miller Book Publishers. THANKYOU KANE MILLER! www.kanemiller.com
Every survivor has a story. Often the story is of interest, and even more often instructive. “Butterflies” is the story of a burn survivor, and is both
interesting and instructive. It explores the complex areas of the emotional impact of a burn on the individual and family while giving insight into the world of hospitals, patients and doctors. It traces the development of the personality from insecurity and relative isolation to a healthier level of self esteem that enables the individual to form balanced relationships with family and friends. It shows how the inner person can triumph over a preoccupation with surface scars and know that basic values of commitment, caring and trust are more important than the texture of the skin.
“Butterflies” has relevance outside the narrow circle of burn survivors and their families. It shows the ebb and flow of emotions that affect us all, particularly in the transition between childhood and adulthood, and how parenting and family life make these bearable.
Those of us who are involved in the world of burns know how survivors need help from time to time, but slowly develop a depth of character and an inner strength which is rarely seen in others. Like tempering steel, the process of passing through the fire helps make a person of exceptional quality.
“Butterflies” captures these subtleties for the reader, and gives a stunning insight into a difficult topic.
Dr Hugh Martin OAM, President of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association & Head of the Burn Unit, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney.