I WRITE BOOKS ABOUT VERY BRAVE WOMEN AND I DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE AN AWARD FOR REAL BRAVE WOMEN, NOT JUST FICTIONAL ONES LIKE MINE, AND WHEN I READ SIOBHAN’S STORY IT MADE ME CRY. SHE’S JUST MARVELLOUS, I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MARVELLOUS SHE IS!’ 

Lesley Pearse, bestselling author