The Writer’s Nook Podcast: a discussion with Samantha, Hannah, and Leah about mental health in writing and beyond. Available wherever you listen to Podcasts.
Samantha sits down with JT from A Scribe’s Scribbles as they discuss the writing process, mental health, and how her therapy has impacted Fading Starlight. Available wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch a wonderful blog post about the interview here.
“As a therapist, I work with survivors all the time and I wanted to offer my thoughts on what happens to a system (i.e. family, friends, community) after such a life altering event. Fading Starlight examines what happens when misunderstandings and mistrust explode during an already stressful time and how people can come together to support and love one another.” Read more here.
“Samantha did it again and made me fall in love with the characters all over again. The romance was well done and I love how her experience as a therapist and mental health worker shines through, bringing up topics surrounding mental health, trauma and sexual assault…” Continue reading.
“For me it’s all about the message in the series, which is mental health awareness and healthy relationships. Do I piss off readers? Yes. Do I feel bad about it? No because we’ve both gotten to a place where we trust each other enough to see the bigger picture. I’m very lucky to have my readers trust my ability to tell a story without jeopardizing the bigger message behind it.” Continue Reading.