Everything changed for me thirty years ago after I survived a light aircraft crash. It made me face up to my mortality and catapulted me onto a profound healing journey. For the past twenty years I have been helping people to transform their relationship with mortality through my end-of-life research, workshops and books on spirituality, consciousness, death and dying.
I have an MA in the Rhetoric and Rituals of Death (King Alfreds, Winchester) and a second MA in Creative Writing (Oxford Brookes). For many years I worked at a therapist, specialising in trauma, end of life issues, bereavement and grief. I now host Death Cafes on zoom, so please get in touch if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
Over the past few years I have become increasingly aware of the shifts and changes that are happening to our planet. This prompted me to write my latest book, Living Fully, Dying Consciously.
Creating the Granny Mo series
Shortly before his fourth birthday, my grandson Jack turned to me out of the blue while eating lunch and asked, ‘Am I going to die one day?’ The subsequent conversation I had with Jack made me realise how few resources are available to help grown-ups and children to talk together about these difficult yet very important issues.
During lockdown, the idea came to me to produce a series of picture books to specifically address them. When Granny Mo appeared to me, I knew she was the right voice and character to do just this. I have now teamed up with illustrator Mark Powell, who has created the extraordinary illustrations for Granny Mo books.
A note from Sue: Thank you for visiting this page. You may be interested in my Granny Mo children’s books, which help adults to talk with children about death and dying, and my books for adults on death and dying may help as well. You can also listen to a host of fascinating guests on my Embracing Your Mortality podcast and enjoy reading their interviews on my blog.
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