I thought this day would never come!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll probably be aware that about a year and a half (ish) ago I signed a contract with a publishing company which meant that I would be a real published author. I was so so chuffed and I really felt like a childhood dream was coming true.
And then in March, I was released from my contract.
All of the content that I’d spent almost two years writing now wasn’t going to go anywhere but, worse than that, I’d come so bloody close. I’d done it: I’d achieved the dream of publishing a book and it was happening – until it wasn’t.
So I spent a couple of months deciding what to do. I could submit my manuscript to another publisher and hope it got picked up, self-publish the book, or forget about the whole damn thing.
I decided to self-publish – read about that here if you like.
Anyway fast forward a few months and well, here it is.
Life on High Alert is a memoir about life with Complex PTSD, available on Amazon from 30th June.
“Removed from her mother’s house at the age of four, Hannah was able to grow up in a loving home.
But the abuse she’d suffered in early childhood followed her into a new life, and attempts to reestablish a relationship with her birth mother always left her feeling repeatedly abandoned.
Eventually, after an unsuccessful stint on medication, therapy and a life-changing breakdown, Hannah was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.
This is a story of starting again.”