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Welcome to the literary and speaking home of Donna Siggers!


…that until you’ve almost lost it all, you don’t truly appreciate what you have in life…’

  "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. Choosing to share these personal insights has been healing for Donna but, more importantly she has found that in doing so many others have benefited. Speaking out has become easy as a result and Donna hopes that this next installment of her recover is as beneficial to others as the first.

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Donna will continue writing within her AT RISK manuscript in due course. Right now she is focused fully on  SOUL SEARCHING and a second book that will accompany and form the second book in her mental health series--more details will follow for this title in due course. 
AT RISK is, of course a work of fiction but one that will be drawing on emotional experiences from Donna's own past. For those reasons its a novel that will be difficult to write as she weaves Sofia into the story line. Each of us have a backstory and although Donna has been open and honest about her head trauma, the remainder of her past will likely shock. Sofia will convey a heart-wrenching message.
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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 injury, 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.

 Donna can't just speak outright about the 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. For a long time a lot of what she experienced were all she had to fall back on because she had lost her memory but had physical records detailing them and when they are all a person can recall its quite a burden.
 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 it) her head injury was, in part a blessing. That said, not every aspect is easy to live with as it takes her a few days to recover if she has a seizure.

 Donna is mum to four amazing children and also to her son-in-law (who's actually been a part of her family since 2011) and grandmother to an amazing little lady. The older four are grown up and at work or university and her youngest is at college studying A-levels.  As a single parent for most of their lives they've certainly kept her on her toes over the years. They provide Donna with such joy, inspiration, motivation and support and she couldn't be prouder of everything they have become and are working towards.

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

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