Leif Gregersen

Biography

I have been driven to become the best possible writer I could be from a young age. At six I got a toy typewriter and I would spend my allowance on things like a thesaurus or blank paper to draw and make stories on. Every day after school in elementary I remember walking a mile to visit the library and take out books on mouse detectives or invisible ten year-olds. I remember a book I read in grade five about a young girl whose mother refused to leave their high-rise apartment. I have had some success with poetry and magazine articles, but what I really want to do is write books, and I have completed two. One is already available in many places and the other needs some fine-tuning. The second book I wrote is a novel about life in British Columbia in a small town not unlike the one I grew up in, though I grew up in Alberta. At the moment I make my living setting up stages for rock concerts and I get a small disability pension which I hope to one day cancel and live only by my own means. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder/manic depression at the age of 18 and had a very hard time until I came to accept that diagnosis as fact. For any more I guess you have to buy the book!

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Author reads sample of new book
this is my story told out loud in the presence of a microphone. Most of the stuff in my book happened 20 years ago but still live vividly in my mind. It is my hope to make "Through The Withering Storm into a full audiobook soon.

Through The Withering Storm
This is a book 20 years and thousands of dollars in the making. I take my reader from the action of a young man training as a pilot in gliders to a 19 year-old hitch-hiking the west coast of America, chasing another dream

Books

In The Blink of an Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Cam is a young man who is tired of his life, tired of being hated, tired of not having a father figure. In desperation he arranges a fair fight with his bully but gets knocked unconscious. When he awakes, he learns that he has travelled back through time to the days of knights and castles and is seen as the savior to the people who rescued him.
Inching Back To Sane: My Years With Bipolar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,230. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Taken from my life experiences as an adult with a severe mental illness. This book brings new light, new information, and a kind of brutal honesty to the subject of bipolar disorder. At times tragic, but with a message of hope for those that suffer or love someone who does, this book talks about the long journey someone with a mental illness must face.
Through The Withering Storm: My Teen Years With
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a memoir written in moments of lucidity by a sufferer of bipolar disorder/manic depression. It is intended for entertainment, inspiration and enlightenment for all those who don't understand mental illness or suffer from it, in themselves, at work or in their families.

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