On Autumn Brody And Mental Health

At one point in Change of Season, Professor St. James gives Autumn some advice:  “Write what you know, and write when you need to let go.

This is a variation of advice writers have heard time and time again.  At times, it’s almost annoying.  Many of us write to heal, to share hard lessons learned along the way.  Maybe we choose to write of divorce because we ourselves are children of divorce.  Maybe we want others to feel less alone in the turmoil of life.  Even Courtney Summers noted in discussing her protagonist in Cracked Up To Be that she was channeling a bit of her own experiences with depression.

A recurring theme in many of my stories is mental health:  the ways we handle — or don’t handle — trauma and varying conditions, and how we survive to then thrive.  With one in five people around you being impacted by mental illness, there is a huge group of people out there seeking compassion and support.

In fact, you’re looking at one of them.

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Change Of Season Blog Tour Begins Today!

I’m pleased to announce that today begins the blog tour for Change Of Season, organized by the dynamos at ATOMR Tours!  Below you’ll find a list of stops by date.  During this week, you can check out reviews, excerpts and guest posts discussing characters and more.  Best of all, I’m giving away several copies of the ebook along the way.  All you have to do is check out the stops for details on how to win!  Easy, right?

Have fun, engage and I’ll see you throughout the week!

Tour Schedule

Monday, November 5, 2012:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012:

Thursday, November 8, 2012:

Saturday, November 10, 2012: