In this book, the author begins with the emotional moment her teen came out to her and then takes us back in time to when she and her husband decided to start a family. Sarah’s love for her family shines through. Her honesty about her mistakes and her journey to better understand everything her teen was going through is well told.
There are lots of useful links and some beautiful poems and drawings by the author. Ms Northwood talks about the problems she had with members of her family. I can see this book being used by schools to open a discussion about LGBTQ+ and achieve greater understanding and acceptance.
At the end of the book, there is a section where other members of the author’s family talk about their experiences during this journey over the rainbow. Their comments are enlightening and show the love, trust and acceptance this family has, not only towards each other but to everybody.
I believe this book is essential reading for everyone to understand the world around us, the correct language to use, and the best way we can support and respect others’ choices. Highly recommend.
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Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
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Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.