Alligators on the Roof

I’m so thrilled with the success of my first book and I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read it. I know I’ve only sort of mentioned it in passing here over the past year or so, which is kind of a bummer, but it has been an over all modest success. I’m not going to quit my day job, that’s for sure, but sometimes success is measured in more than money.

I’m also excited to announce the beginning of my next project! Since my next book steps away from my distant past and all of the people associated with it, I feel relatively safe promoting it here. To be perfectly honest I know my ex found my first book. I don’t know if he read it, had a synopsis given to him by somebody else, or just pretended to ignore it… but I do know he found it. Even still, I feel better keeping my first book entirely separate from my other writing here.

My next project, however, I’m excited to share! Alligators on the Roof: The Challenges of Parenting with Mental Illness. Very much like my first book it will be a collection of personal learning experiences that I’ve encountered during my initial voyage into the realm of parenthood. I’m just starting to get everything I’ll need together, but I’d like to have it in editing by next Fall if not sooner.

It’s easy to write something about what already happened in my life. It’s a bit more difficult to write about things that are still happening lol. My kids are young. I have years left to experience… but I also feel like my current issues with school and toddlerhood are worthy to share now. I’d like to find some guest authors, or contributors to add their take too. Maybe those with adult children who have experienced all phases of parenting with mental illness…. hmm… I’ll have to ponder on it…

Either way… here’s a brief teaser of what’s to come!

“They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens if your village is full of toxic ideas, philosophies and people? You strike out on your own left with the scars of your village often resulting in mental illness and become a ship lost at sea.”