Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
I have been moving forward on a number of fronts lately. It’s been a busy month.
- Diversion has hit the shelves (Kindle and Paperback)!
- Stand Alone has been published to Smashwords, so if you have been waiting for the ePub, you can get it now! It should be showing up in Apple iBooks, Scribd, and all of the other places that Smashwords publishes to shortly.
- Tattooed Teardrops is out for final edits and should be out next month. I need to pull together a trailer…
- I am looking for beta readers for Don’t Forget Steven (to be published in September) and for Those Who Believe (to be published in October). If you are interested and are not on my beta reader circulation list, drop me a line!
- And, of course, I finished the first draft (actually, I’m on about the third draft now) of Cynthia has a Secret, which I wrote for July CampNano. See my shiny CampNano badge to the right?
- And because I have so much free time, I’m working on rewrites of a couple of older novels that are planned for release next year…
On to the teaser! I picked up Other People because it is about a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder, one of the mental illnesses that I have also written about (mine isn’t out until next year). It had good reviews, so I wanted to see how another author (Kelly O’Callan) handled the research and writing about this difficult subject matter.
Other people are everybody but me… Other people have missions, a purpose on earth… Everyone else has fulfillment in life, not me.
Other People, Kelly O’Callan
“I can’t stay with you Ginny, because one day your disorder will cause you to hate me. And I never want you to hate me.”
Painfully shy and socially awkward, Ginny avoids engaging in a world filled with “other people” as best as she can. After a failed suicide attempt, Ginny is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and begins a journey towards improving her distraught life. In her quest to fit in among other people, Ginny studies the behaviors of her picture-perfect new neighbors, Jim and Nina, and tries her best to mimic their life skills. But, will Ginny’s attempts to be one of the other people help her fit into their world, or send her crashing back deeper into the dark, isolated world she is desperately trying to escape?