Anne-Marie Cockburn: The journey so far

14 February 2014 by in 5742 Days, Lifestyle

Earlier this week BBC News reported that a seventeen year old boy had admitted to supplying controlled class A drugs at a court hearing. The hearing followed the death of schoolgirl Martha Fernback, who swallowed half a gram of MDMA powder and suffered a cardiac arrest at a lakeside in Oxford last summer. Her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, immediately turned to writing as a way to cope with her grief and Infinite Ideas published her first book, 5,742 Days, in December last year.

5742-daysAnne-Marie has since launched a fundraising campaign and is working with Oxfordshire Community Foundation towards advances in teenage education and drug reform. She has written several blog posts including one following publication, and ‘Poker Face’, in which she writes openly about her fight with bereavement.
5,742 Days: A mother’s journey through loss is free for a limited time only from the US Kindle Store and iBookstore. Visit the Readmill community to read an excerpt and share your thoughts with other readers, or follow Anne-Marie on Twitter for updates about what Martha did next.