HarperCollins Australia is delighted to have acquired the world rights to Say Hello: How I Became The Hero Of My Story, by Carly Findlay.
Publisher Catherine Milne says: “Say Hello is a rousingly brave and totally gutsy memoir from a woman who has to live with highly visible difference due to a rare skin condition. What Carly has to live with, and what she confronts on a day to day basis, will have you cheering for her and her resilience and courage.”
Carly has the rare severe skin condition called Ichthyosis and in Say Hello she frankly discusses disability, love, power, difference, appearance and authenticity. An experienced blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist, Carly holds up a mirror to Western society’s habit of judging so much on ‘face value’. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance.
Carly says: “I’m so excited to be working with Harper Collins to publish my first book. Many of my favourite writers – some who are now friends – are published with Harper Collins, so it’s a delight to be a new member of the family! I started writing to change the way people with facial differences and disability were represented in the media. There are very few stories where the character that looks different is the hero of the story, and when they are, they’ve had to change their appearance. There was no one in media or books who looked like me, or to tell me it’s ok to not want to change my appearance, and I didn’t know whether I’d find love – love with another or love for myself. It’s time to write that book.”
HarperCollins acquired rights to Say Hello from Jacinta di Mase Management.
For further information please contact:
Contact: Jaki Arthur, Head of Marketing Communications
T: 02 9952 5001 M: 0403 901 252 E: [email protected]
Posted on July 3, 2017 by Gemene