Gloucestershire writer helps others with dyslexia
Added: (Mon Nov 06 2017)
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A first-time author from Gloucestershire is spelling out the difficulties of growing up with dyslexia.
Daniella Heseltine’s beautifully told memoirs, Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia, has gone straight into the charts.
The 30-year-old hopes her experiences will help other teenagers who are also struggling with the condition.
Daniella explained: “Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia is focused around my school years - the most difficult of my life to date.
“I struggled with not only trying to get people, teachers and friends to understand the condition and its effects, but also how to deal with it myself.
“I don’t want other children or even adults in the work place, to go through what I went through.
“If I can help just one person and even one school then that is good enough for me.
“Since the publication of Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia a mother was in touch to say she had been struggling with her daughter and was convinced she had some kind of learning disability.
“The teachers at her daughter’s school just assumed she was unwilling to learn and just unusually quiet.
“Her mother got her tested and it was confirmed that she has dyslexia.
“Since the diagnosis she has since been reading a lot more, had more help at school and her mother personally thanked me for writing my book which made her first realise her daughter had it too.”
Since leaving school Daniella has overcome the difficulties posed by dyslexia, worked as a personal assistant and has most recently launched her own corporate events company, Events on Toast.
But confessing to the traumas she faced during her formative year struggles within the pages of Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia remains her greatest achievement.
Daniella added: “I would say writing Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia was a huge deal for me as I revealed some very personal events that have happened in my life - but I felt it was necessary to do so.”
Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia has already reached number nine in Amazon’s highly competitive memoirs charts.
Daniella’s book has also received five-star reader reviews.
Despite a heavy workload with her own events company she still makes time to update her diary every evening.
And the businesswoman is now considering writing a follow-up book about her post-school years.
Profits from the sale of Misunderstod: Living with Dyslexia go towards the Dyslexia Foundation
For more details, visit Amazon and search for Daniella Heseltine, where the paperback and Kindle formats of Misunderstood: Living with Dyslexia are both available.
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