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It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A new flower emerging

Each year, mental health is recognised by World Mental Health Day. It’s a time to come together and talk about mental health and mental illness.

The best thing I can do, apart from keep posting my blogs on this site, is to give the gift of my story of mental

……Continue reading It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A photo of me, as a child, and an excerpt of my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ depicting that time…

Me (Amanda Green) as a young child

So, here’s a photo of me as a young child…

And an excerpt from ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ …

‘Many doctors have asked me about my childhood and my earliest memories. And I always told them the same thing: one of my earliest

……Continue reading A photo of me, as a child, and an excerpt of my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ depicting that time…

A picture paints a… Photo of me as a baby of eight months and excerpt from my first memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ of about that time

Me aged 8 months

I have never shared any photos of me (well not my face anyway) and Amanda Green is my pen name, but I thought it was about time to put picture to story and share one of me when I was a baby. In this photo I was just eight months

……Continue reading A picture paints a… Photo of me as a baby of eight months and excerpt from my first memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ of about that time

My Alien Self: My Journey Back To Me’ book cover came 2nd place (SILVER) in the 2013 AuthorsdB book cover contest for ‘Biographies and Memoirs’!

‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ is 2013 silver winner of AuthorsdB book cover contest

I just found out that my first memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ came in 2nd (silver) in the ‘AuthorsdB Book Cover Contest’ in the category of ‘Biographies and Memoirs’

Very pleased indeed!

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……Continue reading My Alien Self: My Journey Back To Me’ book cover came 2nd place (SILVER) in the 2013 AuthorsdB book cover contest for ‘Biographies and Memoirs’!

Self harm and cutting – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

An excerpt from my memoir….

It was a whole seventeen years later, in 2006, I rediscovered the rape as I searched through my diaries while undergoing therapy for my depression. I felt uneasy about myself when I read about this incident with Vinnie, as if I were reading the diary of someone else, with her

……Continue reading Self harm and cutting – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

Update and synopsis of ‘My Alien Self – My Journey Back To Me’

Last week, my memoir was finally sent to the proof reader! It will not be long now until it is published on kindle, (By the end of May fingers crossed!) once my wonderful editor, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt has finished with it! So I am very excited and thought it was time to write just what the

……Continue reading Update and synopsis of ‘My Alien Self – My Journey Back To Me’