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Coming Soon – Author Interviews

The life of a person suffering from any type of chronic illness is a lonely and isolated life.  We find ourselves oftentimes sitting alone in our own misery.  For me, I began writing in the wee hours of the morning.  I wrote everything down that had happened in the day (good or bad), what I was feeling, and where I saw my life going.  I began writing poetry in my journals as well yet I had never written anything like this before in my entire life.  Reading also became an outlet for me and I am grateful that out of all the things I was allergic and sensitive to, newsprint was not one of them.  Reading took me out of my misery for a little bit and into the mysterious happenings of characters like Jack Reacher or Kinsey Millhone.  Reading let me into the lives of Jimmy Stewart, Katherine Hepburn, and Lucille Ball.  In 2003 I began writing my own story, the journey of my life after exposure to mold. This blog has been about my journey, treatments I have taken, excerpts from my book, and a place to share about chemical sensitivity, mold, and chronic illness.  I have been asked about hosting authors on their book tours.  At first I didn’t want to do it because this blog was not set up with the idea of promoting books or reviewing books.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I keep talking about how reading was one of the tools that helped with my isolation and depression so why not share some of the books I have read.  I have decided that I will be sharing a book a month either as a review or as an interview with the author.  I have become an eclectic reader.  No longer do I just read mystery books and biographies.

Coming soon will be my first interview with author Jennie Sherwin.  Jennie has written “Intentional Healing:  One Woman’s Path to Higher Consciousness and Healing from Environmental and Other Chronic Illness”.  She is also a contributor to Consciousness News. I have many more books I want to share and am currently sitting at my computer working on interview questions.

Author Interviews

I posted today in Catch Up Mondays about dealing with the isolation of illness.  One of the things that kept me going was being able to read.  I am so thankful that out of all the chemicals I am sensitive to newsprint is not one of them.  I have been able to read books throughout my illness.  Of course I have since discovered the e-book reader and my Kindle has become my new best friend.

Recently I have begun to think about including a monthly book review or interview with the author of a book I have read.  I know this doesn’t directly have anything to do with the theme of this blog but since reading and taking myself out of my own misery has had a huge impact on my healing and emotional state, I want to try it and see how it goes.

My reading is eclectic.  I read mystery books, books that are funny, biographies, self-help books, poetry books, and books from others who are dealing with, or have dealt with, chronic illness.  Many of the authors I have recently discovered are not authors that are well-known.  I have some ideas formulating in my mind of books that I would like to talk about or authors I would like to interview.  My first step is getting a basic set of questions that I can tweak to fit the author or the particular type of book.

With all that is going on with the upcoming release of my book and extra days caring for my grandson while his other grandma goes on vacation (oh how I want a long vacation some place – but that is a topic for another post) this may be a while in the making.  I hope you all will enjoy sharing a little of what I am reading or have read that takes me away from my own worries.