September was an interesting month. I have to admit it started of exciting, fresh and calm but ended with challenges, life would be boring without them of course. Here is September’s wrap up, but what you don’t see in this blog post is the amount of hours of preparation and organisation of the Clipped Wings project which is coming to life and due to release October 2017.

The month began with a writing prompt, to keep a diary for a week. I was particularly excited as the week I chose was in fact the Freedom Festival in Hull. The Freedom Festival is a free three day event to celebrate freedom and expresses through different forms of art, music, dance, theatre, circus skills, food, drink, entertainment and so much more. Find out how I loved it and what I am doing in this photo on the diary post here.

I was lucky enough to attend a two day training conference in London, in fact it was more than that because I got to meet a woman who has changed many lives; Sue Penna. I received certification to run the Recovery Toolkit programme which I had actually been on myself as a client and it changed my life, you can find more about how on my blog post.

Whilst I was in London I couldn’t refuse to leave a copy of Isolation Junction at Kings Cross train station, just outside the side entrance. I am a book fairy, if you haven’t heard of book fairies they are people who place books around the world and leave them to be found by others. Anyone can become a book fairy.

The Kickstarter campaign for Clipped Wings closed and received 128% funding. Clipped Wings is such an important book that will give a voice to those who have experienced domestic abuse. I know it is needed and will be of value for many reasons one of which are those suffering in abusive relationships.

Something I have been researching and was on my heart to facilitate was a Twitter Chat dedicated to domestic abuse. It doesn’t open until the 4th October but the account and preparation and announcement came in September. Find out more about how you can get involved in #AbuseTalk and how it works over at the dedicated blog post.

I was delighted to be the first to be featured in the East Yorkshire area for BizMums as member of the week. It gave me an opportunity to go live in the dedicated Facebook group and talk about my journey as a writer and where I began, I also gave some hints and tips. If you are local to East Yorkshire in the UK and are a mum or lady in business then feel free to join the group and you can go back and tune into my recorded live as well.

I am looking forward to October and what it has to bring including the release of Clipped Wings.

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  1. Jackie Woolnough

    Jennifer you are amazing …..juggling a career with raising your little ones ….you are just amazing . Looking forward to your new book.
    Lol xx

    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you Jackie for your motivation. It means a lot and I am glad you’re looking forward to the next book. Jennifer


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