A Good Cause

I’m donating a portion of presales to the disaster relief in Oklahoma. Thanks to 8th Street Publishing and writer Angela Caldwell for her awesomeness in helping family and friends out there. If you haven’t already reserved your signed copy of Her, then this will be a great time to do so for a good cause.

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Book Release Party – Her by Felicia Johnson

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A Review For: An Umbrella For Alex by Rachel Rashkin-Shootm MS, Psy.D

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An Umbrella For Alex is a story about a boy who whose mother suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. The story is told from young Alex’s point of view. In the story, Alex explains what it’s like to have a mother with BPD. He describes her unpredictable mood swings like the weather. He says it can often be “stormy” or “cloudy”. Alex calls his father an “umbrella” because he helps him feel better about his mother’s disorder. Alex’s dad helps him cope by explaining to him that none of what his mom is going through is his fault. Therefore, showing that Alex has a positive outlook on the situation, even though, he does admit that it is hard and confusing. In the end, young Alex says that it’s good to have someone to talk to and people who care and understand. He has his father, friends, that he plays with, including one that has a father who also has unpredictable moods, and a therapist named Dr. Gillman.

 

Overall, I thought An Umbrella For Alex was smart and educational. It explained what it’s like to have a parent that suffers with BPD from a child’s point of view. It was very clear, and it was written in a way to make the reader think. It asked questions so that readers can try to relate as they read about Alex’s journey to understanding and coping with his situation at home. I think this story is brilliant because not only can children get something from it, but adults can as well. It can be used as an educational tool for parents to explain BPD to their children. An Umbrella for Alex is a refreshing read because it doesn’t make BPD sufferers seem hopeless and hard to understand. It sheds light on the topic of personality disorders with a positive message that we can be our own umbrellas and be umbrellas for others.

 

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Her: The Novel Book Trailer Teaser #1

Now available on pre-sale! Reserve your signed copy today!

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In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.

In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers — including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family — can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

*Song used in the trailer is called Hope. It is by the band LENNY.

Her: The Novel Presale Starts Today!

Hello Everyone!

Today is May 1st and presale for my debut novel Her starts today. Thank you all so much for your support. As you know, this is the novel I dedicate to my late best friend, Holly aka Holls. This book was written to spread awareness about Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s meant to help others get a glimpse into what it’s like to suffer with BPD.

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if you’d like to read more about Her: The Novel you can click here to read the description and purchase it.

Thank you! I look forward to connecting with you.

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