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My new book release & a change of genre – MY LOVELY BOY – an adult only, graphic psychological thriller that comes with a warning

MY LOVELY BOY book cover

WOW, 3 x 5* reviews already for my new release book out for Halloween 99p – want to read? Oh, this is different, VERY different to my other books; even though I am a multi-genre author. I have always wanted to write a psychological thriller, and after this one,

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Sharing our stories to beat stigma around mental illness and mental health issues

Well, as we know from my two memoirs and my many blog posts on my website, and continuing articles, that I have been sharing my story about my mental illness, life story and recovery and now, if I may, I would like YOU to share yours on my website.

I’d like to know about your

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Volunteering was put on hold while I fostered a sick kitten and cared for my dad

Someone asked me earlier today and others’ before ‘Did you do any volunteering in the end’ referring to my wanting to volunteer for mental health, elderly or animals earlier this year.

Well…

I fostered two cats, re-homed one and adopted the second (Titus). I then fostered a sick kitten (brain damage and damaged guts) and

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Possible ‘Triggering’ when reading memoirs or stories of abuse, mental illness, adversity etc

Just a short note about ‘triggering’ when reading books, especially memoirs, where we know the story is true. I know, from much feedback, that my memoirs can be triggering and have always advised to take it easy; take a break or stop reading completely if events depicted in the book are triggering. There is nothing

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The child from my past – is that my child within? Why do I act like a child when happy?

I was deeply moved by a blog post I read lately, from a woman reminiscing about a scene from her childhood (a bit like the one from my book, where I visit the psychiatric hospital age six, to see my mum). It read very easily due to her ability to put her thoughts into words

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‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ FREE kindle book on Amazon for my second anti-stigma campaign (mental illness)

Over 1200 people downloaded my book in my first anti-stigma (mental illness) campaign last August SEE THE POST AND COMMENTS ON IT BY CLICKING HERE (opens in a new window)

So, five months later, impulsively, I am doing it again!

If you would like to read it, it will be free from 12.00 am Pacific

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