As a child, I remember devouring every book I could get my hands on, and pretty soon I naturally began to think, how hard could this writing business possibly be? My first ever novel was a Star Trek fan-fiction, penned when I was twelve, and I kind of never stopped.

I currently have two self-published fantasy novels under the pseudonym ‘Satis’, which you can learn about by visiting http://www.authorsatis.com. While not selling well (yet), they have received fair to good reviews, including a Kirkus review that called it a ‘multifaceted tale of darkness and flame’.

The work you will read more about here, however, is a story that is much deeper, and more personal, than any fantasy could ever be. 22 Scars began as an ode to depression and despair in late 2005—a way of telling the story of so many young men and women who suffer daily in silence. Only in the past year have I truly made progress, however, and I’m proud to say that it is, after twelve years, finally complete.

I am currently in the process of querying literary agents, slowly building up my pile of rejection letters as I learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry. I will make it eventually, even if it takes time; 22 Scars is a timeless tale of the struggle against depression, and will reach its audience one day.


C.M. North 2017