Pregnant at 13 by the babysitter – story sold to Pick Me Up

Terrie’s shocking real life abuse story appears in PICK ME UP magazine today.

If you want to sell your story more than once, then this is why coming through an agent (such as me!) beats selling a story directly to a newspaper or magazine.
Mum of two Terrie O’Brian’s story about how she was raped from the age of just 11 by her babysitter – and shockingly whilst she was in the care of social services – was first sold to the Sunday People a few months ago.
But I was able to negotiate another deal for Terrie with Pick me Up magazine and her story appears on the FRONT PAGE of this popular women’s weekly magazine today and inside over two pages.
Gaining double deals – or multiple deals for stories – is usual here at Featureworld and means interviewees are able to gain more publicity and money for selling their stories.
The magazine also includes an comment from Reality TV’s Jeremy Kyle on Terrie’s inspiring story, which tells how she took her abuser to court and then got compensation from social services. And despite everything she went through, Terrie is now a happily married mum of two.

He says: “What an amazing story… you have succeeded in turning your life around. Well done, you should be proud of yourself.”

Terrie says: “Selling my story wasn’t just about money – but gaining some closure on a terrible experience in my life. I feel satisfied having had my story in a national newspaper and national magazine has helped me put everything behind me and now I can move on with my life.”

Do you have an emotional real life story that you feel deserves publicity? Then why not contact me.

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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