As some of you may be aware I have written a book “In Bloom Not Broken” based on my own mental health journey.
I wanted to write a raw, honest account on the reality of living with more than one mental illness whilst offering hope that it is possible to come through the other side.
Writing the book was both difficult and therapeutic going through all my old diaries as I wanted to add unedited diary entries and poems written at the time of hospital admissions, depression, feeling suicidal, anorexia, self harm, bipolar and psychosis.
My book aims to take the reader through all of these things in an honest, non flouncy way.
I wanted to create something real knowing that in the time of suffering This is what I myself wanted. Something real to connect to to.
So the fabulous news is that I have signed a publishing contract with the fabulous Eliezer Tristan Publishing 😁
I can’t tell you how happy I am knowing that my story will be an actual book that actual people can actually read!!!!
It meant more to me that that they have an awesome non profit Stigma Fighters as this book to me was to raise awareness and fight stigma by giving an honest account so I am delighted to sign with them for the publishing of my book and I hope this will further allow me to.use my experiences and my voice to raise awareness on mental illness and treatment.
I recently took part in an awesome project called The Open Shutters Project which was about the positives that come from having a mental illness.
We had to take along an object that meant something to us In terms of our mental health this was my portrait which has been in an exhibition in Manchester (Copyright Lisa Marie Gee)
My object was my manuscript as it was a marker to me how far I had come to be able to write 84,000 words about my own journey, go through multiple diaries and be able to do that without melting in an aim to help others and show they are not alone and so the publishing contract has meant the world to me!
I will post and update when its available to buy and if it helps one person then it will have been worth it. ♡
There is a lot to be said for books and relating to someone else’s story and that is my aim so please do keep an eye out for when it’s available to buy and let me know what you think!
Never give up on your dreams guys – You never know what tomorrow will bring. We never know what is just around that little corner ♡