I believe mental health should be accessible to everyone, but unfortunately we don’t live in that world (yet!). In a way to combat the stereotypical views of mental illness, I came up with an idea: what if I started the conversation about mental health and healthy relationships in a new and unique way through fiction writing? Dawn Among the Stars, the first in The Starless Series, released in May 2018 through Trifecta Publishing, is the first of many books showcasing mental health.
Dawn Among the Stars is an opportunity to depict mental health in a realistic way by changing the narrative around individuals who push through similar obstacles every single day. With my experience as a feminist and a mental health practitioner, I believe my insight into a myriad of perspectives surrounding mental health would be a great fit for a space opera.
My goals with writing has always been to depict mental health issues as realistically as possible––to open the door to a more realistic view. Now with the second installment of The Starless Series, Fading Starlight, releasing in June 2019, the story continues and examines the fight towards health and healing.
I want readers to connect with the different aspects of the various struggles of the characters and offer them positive role models instead of the tired, old stereotypes we see in books and movies every day.
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