Author Sammi speaks at book weekend

Sammi Wood and David Baird at The Old Bank Bookshop.
Sammi Wood and David Baird at The Old Bank Bookshop.

Newton Stewart author, poet and charity fundraiser Sammi Wood took part in a very successful question and answer session at the Wigtown Spring book weekend.

Sammi, who spent eight years writing her bestseller book, ‘Given Up For Dead’, which gave the reader an insight into how she survived encephalitis which left her with a weakness in her left side, and how she copes with epilepsy.

In front of a full house in The Old Bank Bookshop last weekend, Sammi was introduced by Dr David Baird, who recalled being the paediatrician when Sammi’s mother Linda was pregnant with her.

Also there to hear from Sammi was the paediatric consultant who has looked after Sammi since she was 16 years old.