When they met over twenty years ago Julia was best friends with Paul’s wife Tracy. Tracy even made Julia’s wedding dress and Paul and Tracy came to her wedding. They even went out as a foursome.
But then the couples drifted apart and for years dropped all contact … that was until recently when Paul rediscovered Julia via Facebook. By then both had split from their spouses and they began dating. Last month they married, returning home just in time from honeymoon to buy copies of the Mirror to add to their wedding album…
Meanwhile yesterday another Featureworld interviewee appeared in a newspaper – this time THE SUN.Lisa Rogers was just 17 when she gave birth to Jessica, now 19. Then a couple of months ago Jessica gave birth to Harry, making Lisa a granny. Incredibly, Lisa only recently had Jessica’s sister, Lily – who is an aunt to Harry. Lisa tells the newspaper how at first she was shocked at being such a young gran but now Harry is here, she is loving her new role! Plus mum and daughter are more like friends, going with their kids to mums and tots groups.
Julia and Lisa were both paid for their time telling their stories – and both got beautiful cuttings to boot. If you would like to sell a story, contact me here: Sell My Story
Diane Miller’s emotional real-life story about how she will care for her recently orphaned grandson appears over two pages of THE SUN newspaper today.
Just over a week ago Diane Miller and her daughter Claire approached me for advice with their story. Ten days earlier Diane’s daughter, Terri-Ann Barnett and her partner, Tom Matts had both died in a freak accident. A lorry load of timber had fallen on top of them as they walked back from dropping son Morgan, 18 months, at nursery.
The shocking story about how little Morgan became an orphan in one afternoon appeared in many national newspapers. After a poignant deathbed goodbye to her daughter, Diane pledged to look after Morgan. They both wanted to tell local people in Hereford where they live and where the incident happened, how Morgan would not go short of love. It was also important to the family that they had cuttings to show Morgan what happened when he’s older. At the same time, a trust fund has been set up for Morgan as he grows up.
This emotional story appeared across the centre pages of The Sun newspaper today. Details were also included at the bottom for readers to make a donation to Morgan’s Trust Fund, which has been set up by Terri-Ann’s employers.
Diane said: “It was very hard to read it, and as everything is so raw, I haven’t stopped crying since I saw it today. But I am really pleased I went ahead and it was an excellent piece.”
Daughter Claire, Morgan’s aunt, added: “I trusted you to help us through such a tragic time and to represent Morgan. I would like to thank you for all your hard work and all your help.”
I have now placed their story with two major women’s magazines where it will once again be printed over two pages in each one.
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