Former Weston journalist writes memoir with acclaimed author

Vicki FitzGerald and Mathew Crisci, Authors of Standing Still

Vicki FitzGerald and Mathew Crisci, Authors of Standing Still - Credit: Archant

A former Weston journalist has collaborated with a critically-acclaimed American author to tell her story through an inspiring memoir.

Vicki FitzGerald, aged 38, worked as a reporter before turning her hand to writing thrillers.

Vicki, whose first thriller, Briguella was set in Weston, met award-winning author Mathew Crisci at a writer’s event where he convinced her to share her life story.

Still Standing follows Vicki’s childhood and adulthood, and poignant moments of marriage, divorce, grief, depression, betrayal, violence, suicide, and a near-fatal collision.

She said: “Mathew convinced me that my story could inspire others at rock bottom. I was reluctant to share my darkest moments as mental illness isn’t openly talked about.


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“After the loss of TV presenter, Caroline Flack, who was also struggling personally and ended her life, I felt that sharing emotions are important.

“If I can help inspire just one person to hold their head above water, then I’ll feel accomplished.”

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