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Rise paperback available soon

The paperback edition of my first book, Rise: Surviving and Thriving After Trauma, will be available in the shops and online from 29 December 2016.

You can pre-order it from Amazon now for only £8.99.

Rise is a first-aid kit for getting through tough times. In it I explore the science of resilience and growth after trauma by getting advice from experts. I also learn from those who have emerged from horrific experiences, feeling changed yet stronger, with a new perspective on their life, their relationships and their work.

It also contains my own story of surviving breast cancer, with candid and unflinching honesty.

The book is designed to help others deal with all manner of adversity, including physical or mental ill health, loss of a loved one, abuse and post-traumatic stress.

Woman & Home and Prima magazines

Woman & Home Magazine, January 2017

Woman & Home Magazine, January 2017

I talk about some of the ways it’s possible to control fear and anxiety in articles published in the January 2017 issues of Woman & Home Magazine and Prima Magazine – currently on the shelves.

In Woman & Home I give my opinion about how to manage living with uncertainty, and some practical tips on making sure fear doesn’t dominate your life.

You can read the full article on

In Prima I talk about new year’s resolutions and how to look after your mental health. My 2017 resolutions are “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be kind. Accept, learn and grow”.

Prima Magazine, January 2017

Prima Magazine, January 2017


If you’d like to read some extracts from the book, these are available here.

You can read more about Rise and my public appearances talking about it when the hardback was released in June 2016 in the Latest News section of this website.

I’ll also be making several public appearances about the book. Keep an eye on my listings page to find out where and when.

And finally, if you are affected by any of the issues raised by the book, have a look at my resources page for links to helpful organisations.


And one more thing! I always love to hear from readers so please do leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page, or Tweet me at @sianwilliams100.


What are readers saying about Rise?

‘Brilliant book. Heart warming, practical, uplifting and truthful.’ @createlab

‘Thank you for #RiseBook. It helped me journal my progress after trauma, encouraged me and made me feel stronger and more sane.’ @ZoeWheddon

‘I got to p7 & I welled up. Had to tweet to say: buy, read, believe and Rise. Fantastic book Sian.’ @MooMunro