Coach and author Sandra Peachey has just published her first book: ‘Peachey Letters.’ She has used her recent book launch events to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Society. The cause is close to her heart, as Sandra’s book is dedicated to her mother who lived with the condition for 15 years.
The idea for her book emerged after she received a phenomenal response to letters she wrote as a personal writing challenge last February.
‘Being a coach you have to coach and challenge yourself and immediately the answer came to me. I’ve loved writing since I was a child so I thought you are a writer so write. I thought about what I was going to write and it popped into my head that with Valentine’s Day coming up in February I would write love letters to life. I wrote the first letter to my dad.’
Sandra wrote letters to the significant people, phenomena and happenings in her life and to the more trivial:. Subjects included her family, friends, God, snow and song. Sandras simple philosophies and learnt wisdom are also contained within the letters. Intensely personal and beautifully crafted, the book helps readers explore their lives as well as discovering more about Sandra’s.
The blog about Sandra's letters has had over 30,000 hits in 24 countries.
Sandra has found writing the book cathartic and admits to being very emotional when she first saw a copy of the printed book.
She has also found that the letters have helped readers with their own issues and have inspired others to write letters.
Sandra says: 'I want to entertain, yet provoke people to resolve issues in their own lives, live beyond the past and embrace their future. I want to show people that they can follow the same letter writing process as I have to heal, reconcile and celebrate their lives. I’d love my next project to be a collection of other people’s letters as well as writing more myself.’
She will be talking about her book and the writing process at Coventry Library in April.
In addition to being a coach and author, Sandra is also a Damsels in Success Leader. Damsels in Success, is a personal development community of inspired women who believe in living life to the fill, expressing themselves freely and embracing their feminine spirit. Damsels helps women achieve success without the stress.
Notes to editors:
- To find out more see; www.peacheyletters.co.uk and www.peacheydays.co.uk
- If you would like to interview Sandra Peachey please call Susan Brookes- Morris of Positive Publicity on 07890 051638 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- So far Sandra has raised over £200 for the Parkinsons Society- if you require further details about this please ask.