A retired Clayton-le-Moors district nurse has published her second book.
Jane Gill-Wilson’s second volume of poetry is entitled ‘Out of Darkness’ and follows the success of her first book ‘Raw Emotion’ which was released in 2011.
The divorced mother-of-three, who suffers from the chronic auto-immune condition lupus and has also beaten breast cancer, said writing poetry has helped her cope with her health difficulties.
She said: “It was during my darkest days that I first discovered my passion for writing verse.
“It has since become a way of life, a cathartic release which helps me to channel emotion into beautiful words.”
Jane, who now lives in the Ribble Valley, has also had poems included in collections published by Forward Poetry and United Press.
Jenni Bannister, editorial manager of publishers Forward Poetry, said of her work: “The lyrical cadence of Jane’s poetry draws you into the emotional heart of the subject.
“ Her poems are a delight to read.”
Jane is also a songwriter, and has written a soundtrack to to accompany ‘Out of Darkness’ which is available as a free download on the purchase of the book.
The lyricist and writer, who lived in Brigsteer Close before moving to Clitheroe, won Hyndburn Woman of the Year in 1998 for the fundraising work she organised after being diagnosed with lupus and breast cancer.
“Out of Darkness” is published by SilverWood Books and is available in paperback format and as and ebook from Amazon and most online bookstores.
It can also be ordered through book retailer Waterstones.
A promotional video for ‘Out of Darkness’ created by Jane and music producer Darren Monson can be viewed on You Tube.