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Running From Hippos

a memoir of trauma and depression

Published 7th September 2021 Available in Kindle and paperback from Amazon and to order from all good bookshops.

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After enduring years of being a victim of other people’s lust and aggression, insecurity and self-loathing paved the way to sexual and physical abuse and brutal treatment. Rebellious, lonely, and self-destructive, I relied on my ‘stronger self’ to bear much of my trauma. Soon, I found myself on the rollercoaster called depression. Running From Hippos explains how I managed to stand up to my aggressors, drag myself back from that terrible ‘dark place’ and learn how to live again.
Often extremely emotional, sometimes funny, occasionally thought-provoking, this is my story.


"You really are a remarkable lady I loved the book."

"An extremely honest and emotional journey. Thought provoking. Fun. Sad. A journey you feel like you are taking along with the writer. Must read."

"Great memoir, no holds barred. Loved the book, I could not put it down. I kept thinking about the hard times endured by Brenda and how at times she was so courageous to get through it all, my hat goes off to you, keep your head up and stay strong much love. "

"Running From Hippos I could not put this down it is Bren's life warts and all Fantastic buy."

"It was fantastic, so open and honest."

"A most entertaining and immersive memoir. Your chronicling of your experiences and their impact on your life and how you found your way through are incredibly emotive and evoke a strong sense of empathy. I was impressed by the poignancy of the work and applaud the way in which you have documented a difficult stage of life through an assured writing style."

My gift to you 'Squishy Hippo' for those times when you feel a little stressed. Squeeze him, squash him, blow him up into a mini Hippo balloon, or just hold him.
A Strange Turn of Events
A collection of seven short stories
Available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon

This book is a collection of short stories that have materialised over a period of quite a few years. They are written in a variety of styles and voices; they are stories about life, loss, greed, wrong-doing and forgiveness. Some are tales of love and some are tales of woe. They are all unique in their own way. I hope that the reader will find them enjoyable and extraordinary, and that they will remain in your memory for many years to come.


"I thought The Unpredictable Mistress was a very good piece of creative writing"
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Almas Paradise
A work in progress
A crime thriller with a difference
This Shouldn't Happen to a Psychic
A work in progress
A light hearted look at the world of a psychic reader