A NOVEL written by a Wrexham mother with breast cancer has been shortlisted for a very special award.

Hollie McFarlane, 43, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October last year. 

While going through treatment for breast cancer, Hollie, from Gwersyllt, started writing a book for her daughter, Sydney, in an attempt to explain to her what was happening.

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Sydney was only three when her mother was diagnosed. Hollie even had to go into hospital for a CT scan on her daughter's birthday.

The book 'Sometimes, Mummy feels...' has now been nominated and then shortlisted as a finalist for an award at the Butterfly Breast Cancer Awards in the Innovation category.

The event will be held on Friday, September, 22, at the stunning Vale Royal Abbey in Whitegate, Cheshire.


Hollie said: "The book has been a great success and I'm so happy that it's helping other families in difficult situations. 

"I have written the follow up book, 'Sometimes, Daddy feels...', which will be published mid-October."

A spokesperson at the Butterfly Beast Cancer Awards said: "Our shortlisting committee were unanimous in their decision that Hollie deserved to be recognised as a finalist and have therefore submitted her nomination through to our independent judging panel."

The book has also been adopted by many schools and charities, including Macmillan. It is also available to buy on Amazon.