Last year I had the honour of being asked to contribute to a non-fiction work for Mother’s Day 2013. Dear Mum is the brain child of actor/comedian Julia Morris and the book features a wonderful collection of letters from a range of high-profile celebrities (hence the thrill and I must say suprise at being asked to contribute). More importantly all proceeds from the sale of the book, both hardback and ebook go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It is always great to be involved in such important projects, particularly Breast cancer which affects many families, including my own in the past.
Here is the synopsis for Dear Mum:
Dear Mum features a wonderful collection of letters from celebrities to their mothers, Australian sporting stars, musicians, models, cooks and famous authors reveal what they would like to say to their mothers before it’s too late, or would have said if only they’d had the chance.
From Kaz Cooke to Kate Ceberano, Anna Meares to Reg Mombassa, Julie Goodwin to Matt Preston, Di Morrissey to Jessica Watson, along with Anna Funder, Nicole Alexander, Frank Moorhouse and many more; Australian personalities celebrate their mothers in a unique and heart-warming way.
Their letters range from the deeply moving to the downright hilarious, from the quirky to the sentimental, but each offers a rare insight into the personal lives of our favourite celebrities and the special relationship they have with their mother.
All royalties go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Dear Mum is out now under the William Heinemann imprint.