Author Evelyn Monroe bravely breaks her own silence to show the world what mental illness really looks like. As a lifelong sufferer of Bi-Polar and Anxiety disorders, Monroe is acutely aware of their impact on relationships, careers and the endless war that wages in a patient’s head. While her story is naturally dark and steeped in adversity, Monroe is a bold reminder to others that there is always hope, even if it often appears to have been lost forever.
A mother of two, living in the Pacific Northwest, Monroe hopes to become an author of many more books, including illustrated guides and a follow up to "Is There Life After Xanax?"
What makes your book stand out in a sea of "memoir" style rants?
My writing is an accurate depiction of the pain and emotional suffering of living with a severe mental illness. While it doesn't provide a concrete conclusion, finale, or answer to the question, my hope is that it will inspire others to keep trudging forward, despite humiliating setbacks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I began writing at a very young age, mainly Prose. I love language and enjoy transporting my readers into another dimension where they can experience different emotions. "Is There Life After Xanax?" was conceptualized in early 2009 and grew very slowly over the course of several years. It is officially my first novella length non-fiction piece. I am planning a follow up Second Edition, along with a series of illustrated, informative DIY books.
Devastating, Uncensored and Unedited... Part memoir, part journal through the mind of a young woman painfully suffering from Bi-Polar and Anxiety. Sometimes difficult to follow, but will take you into the depths of her exquisite, but haunted mind.