Thanks for popping over.
May is a special month. Not only has Spring finally revealed herself, but it’s also Mother’s Day. And Childhood Apraxia Awareness Month (my oldest daughter, Kate, suffered from apraxia inspiring my first book, SPEAKING OF APRAXIA), but it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month.
And probably, when my mother took her last breath; fittingly, around Memorial Day. We were estranged for many years. She had myraid psychological issues, including schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, among others. Three years ago, she took her own life.
So when I was thinking about my author interview series for May, I wanted to highlight those writers–fiction and non–who have been touched with or by mental illness.
Each Wednesday (and some Fridays) will feature amazing authors and their fabulous books–from memoir to fiction. They all have to do with mothers and mental health.
Join us! #KeepTalkingMH #MH #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMonth
Born and raised in the “Show-Me-State,” I’m a gal in love with all things lovely and literary. Creativity and books seem to seep into every corner and crevice of my life; if I’m not writing, I’m reading. If not reading, then I’m thinking about home design and decor, or rolling up my sleeves and doing it myself. I’m inspired by art, nature, architecture, old homes, psychology, music, and travel. I believe life should be celebrated, from the grandiose, to the obscure. Especially the obscure.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
―Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings