Fran Macilvey’s Books

Fran Macilvey’s memoir Trapped: My Life With Cerebral Palsy (ISBN 978-1-510704121) is published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York (2016) and is available in paperback, hardcover, e-book and audiobook narrated by the author.

Trapped is a gold medal winner and an Amazon International Bestseller.


Fran Macilvey's Books - Trapped - book coverTrapped is Fran’s true story, in which she candidly reveals how hard it has been to achieve a ‘normal’ life despite the physical, emotional, and social effects of permanent disability.  All her life, Fran has battled huge odds to prove that she could succeed: as a child, a student, a working adult, a wife and a mother, she has fought to find a dignity in life that many people take for granted.

With the help of her family and friends, Fran has finally proved that it is possible to find peace, certainty and joy in life.  She has always used her writing to help her explore the meaning of life.  With Trapped Fran shares messages of hope and peace through forgiveness and love.

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You can find Trapped on Amazon UK   Waterstones   Barnes&Noble

If you prefer to obtain Trapped from an independent retailer, the book is currently published in the United States, and is available to order in the UK and elsewhere from any reputable book seller, through the usual retail outlets, or through Ingram Publisher Services UK 

In the United Kingdom, wholesale orders can be placed wit Ingram Publisher Services UK, Regus St Paul’s, Room 201c St Martin’s House, 16 St Martin’s Le Grand, London, EC1A 4EN.

Trapped has been listed as a top-fifty resource in SPED in the USA.

My sincerest thanks to everyone who reads, purchases, reviews, comments and shares Trapped.  If, having read Trapped you feel moved to leave a review, please do so.  Every review is very much appreciated and helps to expand the reach of Trapped and to increase its visibility.

Fran’s second book Happiness Matters (ISBN: 978-1-999713607) explores how we can all find more happiness in challenging times; what Fran calls, ‘gleaning something valuable from forty years of making mistakes’.  Happiness Matters was launched at the Edinburgh Offices of the Thistle Foundation, Edinburgh, in June 2017.

The final book in the trilogy, Making Miracles will be available in June 2018.

Fran is currently writing a women’s fiction series inspired by her time working as a solicitor in Scotland. Her first two novels, Lisa Somerville: Lessons in Matrimonial Law, and The Seduction of Susan Scott are nearing completion.

If you would like to read synopses, proposals or outlines for any of the above, please contact Fran at