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Slaying Monsters Dodging Doughnuts

Slaying Monsters, Dodging Doughnuts

Hello and welcome to my website.I'm Emma Carter and my brand new book Slaying Monsters Dodging Doughnuts is out now.It's an honest account of a mother who faced one of the hardest battles of her life: to save her daughter from an eating disorder.You can read more about it here, and you can order a copy directly from this site.

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Slaying Monsters Dodging Doughnuts

This is an honest account of a mother who faced one of the hardest battles of her life.Emma versus Anorexia Nervosa.Emma shares an insight into the gruelling combats she encountered as she watched her precious daughter wither in front of her eyes, being told by the medical staff that her heart might give up.This book gives hope and motivation to those battling to support their loved ones through this cruel eating disorder. The chapters include moments of fun and laughter, alongside details of the impact of the illness, not just on the sufferer but also on the family.A personal message from Emma CarterAnorexia is a cruel illness which can sometimes be life-threatening.It came as a complete surprise to us.I never imagined that any of my family would develop an eating disorder.
I never imagined the pain and suffering it would cause.
I never imagined the length of time it would take for a loved one to recover.
I am thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of my book.

I am honoured to share my story with you. The highs and the lows of each day and how I can now get back up and continue the battle for my daughter’s life.Through the lens of a mother’s eye and the depth of a mother’s heart, I will tell you about the battles and the many times I wanted to give up.I will share with you how I find the strength to get up each day, with the sole purpose of moving one step closer to my daughter’s freedom.If you would like to be kept updated, please enter your email address below so that you will be notified about the book’s release and launch.About the bookIt was never my desire to write a book. I certainly did not think that I would write one about a loved one having an eating disorder.My writing was a cathartic release to help me deal with my daughter’s anorexia and I hadn’t intended to publish it.Beginning with a few scribbles in my diary, a few notes on my phone, and a few prompts for me to help my daughter eat; it soon turned into much more. After listening to other parents and carers, I began to wonder if my story might help others feel less alone. A light-bulb moment, which fired my desire to share my experience, was a comment by another parent, who simply said, “No one understands. No one gets what I am going through.”Not knowing where to start, I signed up for Michael Heppell’s ‘Write that Book’ Masterclass. I am glad I did. I have met so many lovely people with different experiences, different ideas, and on different journeys; all trying to make a difference.This book describes my journey and I hope that it will offer support to others on the same path.

For further information and support resources around eating disorders, click here


What an amazing book this is!The author takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions as she writes from experience of the highs and lows of being a parent of a youngster battling an eating disorder.From the depth of despair when her daughter was facing death, Emma recounts how she managed to navigate a pathway through the minefield of CAMHS and medical services to cope with the monsters in her daughter’s head and dodging doughnuts being thrown at her, this new author turned negatives into postives as she offers advice as she continues to fight the demons of anorexia.Whilst this book is a must read for families with young people with eating disorders, it is also an inspirational read for anyone who has their own monsters to slay and doughnuts to dodge whether they are eating disorders or other challenges life throws at us.RKJ Adams

Helpful Contacts

I would like to share a selection of contacts and resources which provide great support and information as we navigate our way through this illness.SEED - Support and Empathy for people with Eating Disorders
Email: support@seed.charity
Telephone: 01482 421525
Website: seed.charity
Eating disorder support
First Steps ED

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About Emma

Emma was born in a small town in South Wales and now lives in Derbyshire with her two children, a cat who likes nothing more than jumping on her laptop when she is working, and her scruffy but adorable dog who melts everyone’s heart.Emma has always been passionate about helping others, which led her into a career in healthcare. Continuously searching for solutions to help her daughter, she has completed several courses and gained a better understanding of mental health illnesses and eating disorders. This ignited a fire in her belly to make a difference and she is now a trained emotional coach and therapist.By listening to other parents and carers, Emma saw a need to share her story. Writing this book has been a cathartic way to help her deal with her daughter developing anorexia and she hopes that it will offer support to others on the same path.Emma admits to being a fan of Welsh rugby and loves watching matches with her family, particularly if they win. When she is not writing or supporting her daughter, she enjoys spending time outdoors, walking her dog and taking photographs.

Emma Carter


Book Review


I had a lovely review from RKJ Adams:

Slaying Monsters, Dodging Doughnuts

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Online Book Launch


We held the book launch for Slaying Monsters Dodging Doughnuts last night (29th March) and it was wonderful to see so many people!Thanks to each and every one of you. Some of the comments:"It was brilliant, inspirational, amazing launch, talking from the heart – you are a star!"
"This book will not just help families but will help save lives"

Slaying Monsters, Dodging Doughnuts

Online Book Launch Details


I'm pleased to announce that the Online Book Launch event for Slaying Monsters Dodging Doughnuts will be on Wednesday 29th March at 7pm (UK).The event will be held via Zoom and you can join through any web browser, no need for any dedicated software.

Slaying Monsters, Dodging Doughnuts

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Hello and welcome to my new website! I'll soon be launching my debut book Slaying Monsters Dodging Doughnuts, and this is where you'll be able to see all my news up to and around the publication.The book is an honest account of a mother who faced one of the hardest battles of her life: to save her daughter from an eating disorder.The book is due out at on 29th March 2023, but if you want to be kept informed of publication news, simply put your email address in the 'sign up for news' box on the homepage.

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