TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE IDEA FOR BULLSEYE CAME ABOUT?
It originates from my own experiences – I am a past victim of this hideous phenomenon. Some years ago I had an ‘epiphany’, if you like. I woke one morning – it was a birthday if I remember correctly and suddenly just realised that I had to get my late father’s book published and out there. But how? Seriously, how do you get a book published? Google to the rescue and some months later, Dad’s book was successfully published. Now this book and publishing ‘thing’ had got into my blood so – next off the rank was ‘Bullseye’. The idea originally was to be able to ‘tell all’, to vent as it were – get it off my chest. And after all that, while I found doing that was incredibly therapeutic, my story was not actually included in the book.
No, not really. And these were not actually interviews – I was simply offering these poor people the chance to be able to do as mentioned – vent and get it off their chests. Doing so will never erase the fact that they have all suffered their hideous nightmares but almost all mentioned how therapeutic it felt to finally be given the chance to say something and not worry about any repercussions. Further research has been done since ‘Bullseye’ was published. There have been suggestions that I do a follow up book – describing the lives of the victims as they are now. But most were not interested in doing this.
There are more ideas being suggested almost daily to me – some of these seem to be feasible, others not. All are looked at carefully though.
Lannah would love to hear from anyone that works in schools and who would like to share their approaches to combat bullying. You can email her via the link below.