As I garner more and more reviews of 22 Scars, it's become apparent to me that some people understood what I was going for, whilst others were simply confused by the alternate storylines and lack of emotional connection to the main character. And whilst I can't really blame the readers for not understanding, it's always nice … Continue reading Review of 22 Scars
I like my first novel. It tells what I feel to be an important story, told from perspectives that I think are often underrepresented. As I wrote for Girl Who Reads the other day, it bears some striking parallels to other stories that I've since discovered, but I still like to think that it stands … Continue reading I Didn’t Mean to Write A Difficult Novel
When I started writing 22 Scars, I knew it would draw heavily on my own experiences and life as someone struggling with depression and self-harm. The first thoughts of the story came to my mind sometime in the late summer of 2005, visiting New York City for the first time and thinking that it would make … Continue reading Books Like Mine
What is life worth when a single bullet can end it?
22 Scars is available on Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble, both digitally and in print. Order your copy today! Hey, so … sorry about being absent for the past couple of weeks. I didn't disappear, and I didn't stop thinking about writing; I've just been up to my eyeballs in work (the bill-paying kind). … Continue reading Mania Struck Again
Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer on February 8, 2018.
I read a post recently that made reference to the idea that mental health is not just something for the mentally ill to worry about, any more than physical health is only for the sick. It’s health and something that everyone has to manage for their own well-being. This is important to consider because there’s no line in the sand between the mentally well and the mentally ill; it’s a gradient in millions of colors, and your place in it can change from moment to moment.
Like many people, I first came to terms with my depression in my late teens. But there was no moment of revelation, no incident; no day that I woke up depressed, having been cheerful and happy the night before. Rather, I remember a gradual fading of interest, a sense of boredom and ennui, and a graying of the world that took place over the…
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22 Scars is available on Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble, both digitally and in print. Order your copy today! I've written a few books in my time. It's a daunting, arduous task that takes countless sleepless nights and the ability to be antisocial for years at a time. And the rush of pride … Continue reading Self-Publishing as a Business
The story of what it took to write my first novel, and how I got to the end.
It's a strange thing, defining who we are. If I were meeting someone for the first time, how would I introduce myself? "Hi, I'm Chris, and I'm …". Well, what? Who am I? What am I, really? Perhaps I would say that I'm an author. This would conjure thoughts of a solitary life, coffee by … Continue reading A Note to All of Us Who Suffer
Questions about who buys - and who reads - books by unknown authors.