This book is bargain priced from 11/17/2013 until 12/04/2013
After recovering from mental illness and many other adversities, Amanda Green published her true story (‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ on kindle). This is the journal of her life during the year following publication. Dysfunctional and ever more inspiring, this memoir will take you into a whirlwind of love, humour, emotion, depression, adventures, music, animals, family health and relationships, as she strives to stay strong and achieve a life really worth living as a childless woman before her fast approaching 40th birthday.
Due to flashbacks of dark scenes and sexual abuse, this memoir is for adults only and although it’s a sequel, it can easily be read alone.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: $0.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
The main thing is that you are not lost in a made up character, but lost in a real character, and instead of making it up, you are picking what you need from the truth in order to define a story. The hardest thing is that you cannot tamper with the truth, you have to use it to build a flowing story with focus.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just keep writing! If you keep stopping and trying to edit along the way, you will lose the flow of your writing and your story – just write it and then look at what you have. This applies to all types of writing, including short articles and novel length pieces.
I am Amanda Green, author of ‘My Alien Self – My Journey Back To Me’ and the sequel ’39’.
‘My Alien Self – My Journey Back To Me’ is my memoir which follows my journey through travel, excitement, normality and mental illness to find myself again. ’39’ is about what happened afterwards; the year before reaching the prime age of forty, family relationships, love and memories. I want to inspire others that it is possible to recover and have a life worth living.
I created my website www.amandagreenauthor.co.uk for articles on the topics covered in my story, including self help, depression, bankruptcy, Alcohol/drug abuse, family and relationships, sexual, physical and mental abuse, anxiety, anger, CBT, self harm, OCD, eating disorders, mindfulness, panic, rape, Schizophrenia, psychosis, Suicidal thoughts, paranoia, dissociation, mood disorder, thyroid issues, IBS and psychology.
I actively raise awareness of BPD and run my own anti-stigma campaign.
I love photography, writing, looking after my many websites, and enjoy doing my own PR.
Also, eating out, travel, animals, reading, theatre, films, campaigning for the precious Orang-utan and the issues of unsustainable palm oil production, seeing my family and when I can, just relaxing!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I carried on writing about my life after publishing my first memoir, ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’, and my continued recovery from mental illness, plus more uplifting events and techniques and decided to create this sequel to show that recovery is tough and can take a long time, but with effort and self help, it is possible. However, this book is also a standalone memoir for everyone, as it touches on many subjects, such as music memories, animal/pet therapy and more fun stuff.