Meet Guest Author/Poet, Freya Pickard…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Hi there! I’m Freya Pickard, author and poet.

Five years ago I ended up in hospital, dying of a malignant tumour in my bowel that grew so quickly I wasn’t aware of it until I suddenly became extremely ill. I had to have several operations in order to save my life. I prepared myself to die and vowed that if God spared my life, I would publish all the books I’d written but not yet been brave enough to publish.

After two major operations and 6 months of chemotherapy, to “mop up” the traces of cancer left in my blood vessels, I returned home to recover. Eleven months after falling ill, I managed to return to work. In 2016 I published my first e-book, a short story called The Essence of Thyme. It was a huge learning curve and an extremely difficult thing to do – particularly making a video…

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