Monday, May 16, 2016
MY WAY 5 about LIFE!
Following the success of the previous MY WAY books, I would like to welcome you all to the next instalment of the MY WAY brand and the latest in the series is entitled MY WAY 5 about LIFE.
As you will read once you delve into this book, I have brought together 21 authors and bloggers who have bared their souls and kindly contributed their own LIFE experiences.
I wanted to publish this particular book to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week for a number of reasons. Firstly, myself and the editor and co-author of this book, Julie Tucker are both Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors for Cancer Research UK, and as such we know how important it is to spread awareness of the great work done by charities.
We thought it would be great to have a mental health charity on board with this project and were delighted when SANE agreed to write a foreword for the book. I’m pleased to say that a percentage of the proceeds from this book will be donated to SANE to help them continue their vital work.
on to my fine and very brave contributors. As you will see these authors and bloggers, who I am delighted to call my friends, are either writers themselves, bloggers or simply people who have used writing as a means of coping with life events, experiences and issues such as bereavement, child abuse, self-harming, depression, anxiety, addiction, loneliness, domestic violence, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, suicide..... I could go on and on but you will soon read all about it yourself. Each has kindly answered a Q&A I set out for them and where applicable have submitted a sample of their work. There are also some links if you wish to pursue any of the stories herein.
Having read their contributions it has certainly put my own past troubles into perspective. Everyone has their own cross to bear but really some crosses are so much heavier than others. I applaud anyone who can turn past experiences, such as those suffered by the authors and bloggers herein, into a creative outlet which can help others who have perhaps been in similar situations.
Download a copy here!
Posted by David P Perlmutter