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Sunday, 25 March 2012
Old Before My Time
Hayley is fourteen, but she has the body of someone aged about 100. She's one incredibly brave teenager. Not one in a million, but one in eight million - that's how rare her diease Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria is. I've known about her through the press for several years. Now she has a book out from one of my UK publishers, Accent Press, entitled Old Before My Time. The doctors predicted she'd be dead by age thirteen. She's currently being given special treatment by doctors in Boston and 'feels fine'. She was on TV the other day and it was humbling to see someone who has been issued an early death warrant by fate smiling and being so positive. Despite the pain her old bones give her...
Nik Morton also writes as Ross Morton and a few other names besides... Ex Royal Navy, Ex IT, Expat living in Spain. Editor and writer. 'I write short stories, articles and novels. I also draw cartoons and illustrate comics and stories and magazine covers. To date I have 27 books published or soon-to-be published... I'm married to Jennifer, a linguist and musician who also writes. We have a daughter Hannah, son-in-law Farhad (Harry) a grandson Darius and a granddaughter Suri - who live in Spain too.