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Donna Siggers extends a warm welcome to her site and hopes you find what you are looking for. 


Welcome to the literary and speaking home of Donna Siggers!


   "one of the creepiest stories about a serial killer I have ever read"


NEWS FLASH

SOUL SEARCHING is Donna's follow-on book to LOST SOUL and is almost at the completion stage of writing. It touches on her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder journey as well as on the traumatic experience of losing her memory at a much deeper level than expressed in her first book on recovery. Choosing to share these personal insights has been healing for Donna but, more importantly, she has found that in doing so many others have benefitted. Speaking out has become easy as a result and Donna hopes that this next installment of her recovery holds as many advantages for her readers as the first.

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Donna is continues to write plot twists within her AT RISK manuscript and in due course will return to this manuscript fully. For now, her writing priority is SOUL SEARCHING due to her wanting to share an in depth and emotional insight of what its like to live with PTSD while she is suffering from the complexities of living with the condition. The nightmares Donna is enduring are being used in AT RISK, although she does give herself the dignity of  transforming them into a storyline very different to the original trauma that causes them. She is also turning to her detailed journal that dates back several years. Needless to say, the authenticity remains and you will feel, as you read Donna's new novel, and get to know her new characters (Sofia and the others), that you are thrown into a whirlwind with them. Donna will even forgive you if you forget her novel is a work of fiction, for then she would have conveyed her message perfectly. 
AT RISK conveys a heart-wrenching story.

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A LITTLE BACKGROUND


Born in rural Essex, United Kingdom, Donna Siggers grew up surrounded by beautiful countryside and some very interesting characters. Add to that the stories she could share from her time around horses and stable yards she could seriously have chosen a completely different genre. A life with horses gave Donna an advantage, it taught her to fly and that when you fell you had to stand back up again. It was a good life lesson and one that she leans on regularly.

Having experienced a series of life events that exposed her to the harsh reality of survival, Donna set out to learn what it took to take back control of her life. Qualifying as a psychotherapist she was able to help many others do the same and by 2013 was working within an environment that changed her life in a way that shocked her entire family to the core: an assault at work resulted in a serious head trauma, personality changes and complexities that are detailed on her mental health page. Not many people understand the notion that because she experienced such extreme head trauma, she has become the person she is today: that her ability changed from scientist to creative and that she is thankful for who she has become–an award winning crime thriller author and mental health advocate. To date she has published The Warwick Cooper Thrillers Trilogy, comprising of 'Broken', 'Betrayal' and 'Bound' and also her first autobiographical recovery story 'Lost Soul' that takes you through her journey of head trauma.  Additional to these books, Donna has also published a self-help book 'Free Spirit'  that gives a basic guide on mental health and how to overcome the hurdles that might be holding you back. Proud to be a mental health advocate, Donna gives 'Free Spirit' to all guests as part of any public speaking booking (paid events only).

More recently she has been sharing her love of history through the blog on this website with her partner Dave, who is from Kent.

…that until you’ve almost lost it all, you don’t truly appreciate what you have in life…’ are words Donna wrote early on in her survival and they still ring true to her to this day. 

Donna can't just speak outright about many situations or people that she has helped or the sights that she's witnessed. Not only are they too harsh for most people to comprehend but there's the confidentiality factor to take into consideration. Many years after the assault, the only memories Donna had were from physical records she held. When these records are all negative, that's quite the burden for a person to recall. Therapy intervened, and with the help of time and hard work Donna has been able to reclaim much of her memory, thankfully.

Claiming she’s become a better version of herself, Donna believes that because of the opportunities she's created through her writing and the new people in her life, that (now she's come to terms with the life changes) her head injury was, in part, a blessing.

The photographs below are from Donna's younger years, when horses were her life.

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