Sarah Rayner (www.sarah-rayner.com) is the author of the international bestseller, 'One Moment, One Morning' (2010), and 'The Two Week Wait' (2012) and 'Another Night, Another Day' (2014), which all feature her Brighton-based characters. She lives in Brighton herself, in a little blue house, with her husband, her stepson and a couple of cats. As a novelist, Sarah is known for tackling difficult subjects such as bereavement, infertility and mental illness with empathy and insight, but her latest venture has been a series of non-fiction self-help books under the 'Making Friends...' umbrella, which are published through her small press, Creative Pumpkin Publishing (www.creativepumpkinpublishing.com). The first, 'Making Friends with Anxiety' (2014) is a warm, supportive little book to help ease worry and panic, and its success led Sarah to pen a follow-up, 'More Making Friends with Anxiety' which focuses on gentle activities that can help ease stress, and 'Making Friends with Anxiety: A Calming Colouring Book' which is illustrated by Jules Miller. She has has also written 'Making Friends with the Menopause', a clear, comforting guide to support you as your body changes' in collaboration with Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, and has just published 'Making Friends with Depression: A warm and wise companion to support you through dark times' which is co-written by bestselling author Kate Harrison and Dr Patrick Fitzgerald. In addition Sarah has written two more light-hearted novels - 'The Other Half' and 'Getting Even'. Originally published in the early noughties, these have been fully revised and updated by the author and are now available on Amazon. To find out more about Sarah or get in touch, please visit her website, www.sarah-rayner.com. Please don't be shy - she enjoys hearing from her readers. Dr Patrick Fitzgerald MB.BS MRCGP Diploma in Palliative Medicine Patrick is a General Practitioner working in Cheshire, England. He studied medicine in London and became a GP in 2007. He has a special interest in cancer and palliative care and has worked as a GP educator for Macmillan Cancer Care, in hospices and with community and hospital palliative care teams. He is an advocate of patient-centred care, focusing on shared decision-making with patients. He feels the role of the GP is as medical translator and advisor, communicator, and, mostly, listener.
PRAISE FOR MAKING FRIENDS WITH ANXIETY'Simple, lucid advice on how to accept your anxiety' Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive'Reads like chatting with an old friend; one with wit, wisdom and experience', Brighton and Hove IndependentPRAISE FOR SARAH RAYNER: 'Explores an emotive subject with great sensitivity' Sunday Express'You'll want to inhale it in one breath' Easy Living'Brilliant... Warm and approachable' Essentials 'Carefully crafted and empathetic' The Sunday Times'A sympathetic insight into the causes and effects of mental ill-health as it affects ordinary people. Powerful' My Weekly