To those who feel broken and alone. You are neither.
~Dedication, Past Imperfect
One of the main things I strive to achieve in my books is to shine a light on subjects that don’t always get written about. My hope is to give the reader a new or different perspective on a particular subject matter.
In Past Imperfect the illness of depression and how it changes lives is a central topic. Not only do we see how it impacts those who suffer from it, but also the lasting affects it has on others. Some people survive it, some people succumb to it, and some people are redeemed by it.
When we finish reading the fictional story, closing our books or turning off our ereaders, we can imagine that the characters got their happily ever after. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with someone who struggles with mental illness. But with research, education, open minds, and understanding we can ease the struggle by taking away the stigma.
May is Mental Health Awareness month. I, along with other authors, will be donating a portion of sales from our books to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.
AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.
List of Participating Authors/Books
|A Meredith Walter||Reclaiming the Sand|
|Alison Bailey||Past Imperfect|
|Amy Harmon||Making Faces|
|Amy Lane||Truth in the Dark|
|Ann Lister||Rock Gods Series – Fall for Me, Take Want you Want, Make you Mine|
|Beverly Preston||No More Wasted Time|
|Brenda Rothert||Fire on Ice Series – Bound, Captive and Edge|
|Cassia Leo||Black Box|
|Zoey Foster||Her Love Ran Crimson|
|Harper Sloan||Corp Security Series – Axel, Cage, Beck and Uncaged|
|jade C Jamison||Bullet series- Bullet, Rock Bottom, Feverish, Fully Automatic and Old House|
|K Bromberg||Fueled (Driven Series book 2)|
|Lainey Reese||Full Catalog – Table for Three, Damaged Goods, Innocence Defied, Before the Dawn|
|Lauren Blakley||Full Catalog – Caught Up In Love Series (Caught Up in Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Trophy Husband,Playing with her Heart) No Regrets Series (The Start of Us, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You) Seductive Night Series (First Night, Night after Night, After this Night) Far Too Tempting|
|M Leighton||All the Pretty Lies|
|Mia Sheridan||The Sign of Love Series – (Leo, Leo’s Chance, Stinger, Archer’s Voice)|
|Nicole Edwards||Club Destiny Series Club Destiny Series (Conviction, Temptation, Addicted, Seduction, Infatuation, Captivated, Devotion, Perception, Entrusted)|
|River Jaymes||The Boyfriend Mandate|
|Sawyer Bennett||Make it Double (Last Call book 2)|
|SJD Peterson||Guards of Folsom series – Pup, Tag Team, Pony and Roped|
|Susan Mac Nicol||Worth Keeping and Saving Alexander|
|Violet Duke||Nice Girl to Love trilogy and Nice Guy to Love spin-off|