My name is Leah Moloney.
When I was 15, in July 2012, I created an online book club for Florence + the Machine fans. The very next day, Florence Welch herself discovered the Twitter account and got in contact with me. Since that day, I have effectively been running her very own book club. We have a combined following of 30,000 people. This includes almost 20,000 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/BETWEENTWOBOOKS
Known for being literary, Florence has altogether recommended 17 books to the club. We have celebrity members including Lena Dunham, Jessie Ware and Emma Roberts. Florence often promotes us on her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and website. On four separate occasions she has given 'Between Two Books' shoutouts onstage. I met her backstage at the 02 in December 2012, which was truly a dream come true for me! Just this summer I was at a festival in France where she recognised me in the crowd, took me up onstage and explained the book club to the audience.
The Flo +the Machine Book Club (@betweentwobooks) • Instagram photos and videos
From what seemed to be a far-fetched idea, the book club has gone from strength to strength and Flo's enthusiasm and love for the club means we are continuing to grow. It is very surreal! I am delighted to be able to spread a love of literature, something I feel so passionate about. I have always been an avid reader, so promoting the art of literature with one of my own favourite artists is one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. Just thought it would be nice to show you a link between Florence + the Machine, Ireland and literature!
I am aware that Florence Welch has been very involved in Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland. In fact, this is how I discovered what dyspraxia was and recognised the symptoms in myself. It was certainly a relief!! For this I would like to thank you.
Leah speaking at our Dyspraxia adult Summit on Saturday April 16th 2016
We are delighted to have Leah on board with us to raise a huge awareness of Dyspraxia/DCD and to follow her through her book club.