Ely mum Jo pens her first book to help give those with disabilities a voice

PUBLISHED: 12:21 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:21 12 October 2016

Petulia Pig, by Jo Morgan.

Petulia Pig, by Jo Morgan.

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A mother from Ely has ventured into the world of book writing in a bid to support people with learning disabilities.

Jo Morgan, who works as a sales advisor in the city, teamed up with her daughter to pen the tale of ‘Petulia Pig’ – a ‘small but fun loving’ pig who has issues with having faith and showing courage.

The book tells the story of Petulia’s growth, development, courage and strength, ‘all wrapped up in a magical style of rhthym, rhyme and song.’

Jo was inspired to write the 73-page tale by her daughter, who suffers from severe learning disabilities, and struggles to communicate with others.

“The book is for people who don’t have a voice,” she said. “My daughter doesn’t have any communication at all and there are many other people out there in a similar situation.”

Jo’s first book has been released as an E-book on Amazon and also features impressive black and white illustrations by her niece, Emma Richardson.

“I’d never thought about writing a book” said Jo. “But now that I’ve written one, I’ve moved onto my second book, which is already twice as long as the first!

“It’s influenced by J.R.R Tolkein and is all about fairies and hobbits, so will be mostly aimed at children.”

‘Petulia Pig’ can be bought at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Petulia-Pig-Jo-Morgan-ebook/dp/B01H94U83S.

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