C. J. Spammer

Biography

C. J. Spammer was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She started writing stories and poetry from an early age and was encouraged to develop her natural writing ability by her teachers and family.

C. J. was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when she was sixteen years old, after a manic episode necessitated her admittance to a local clinic. Her struggle with the illness has been challenging, but she attributes her survival to (among other things) her God-given gifts; finding solace in journaling, poetry, story writing, art and music.

When C. J. isn't working or writing, she enjoys reading, watching movies and series, singing, dancing, walking, and spending time in nature with family and friends.
She is a self-professed chocoholic and coffee addict, and usually delights in both at the same time.

She aspires to one day publish an anthology of her many poems, as well as a memoir of her personal struggles with depression and living with Bipolar Disorder.

C. J. lives in Cape Town with her husband and their two young sons.

Smashwords Interview

You have Bipolar Disorder; is there anything you want to say to others who are living with a mental illness?
Yes. I want to send the message that mental illness is not a death sentence. With the right treatment, we can all function well in our every day lives. We can have successful, albeit challenging, relationships. We can hold down a job, have children and do anything else that other “well” people do.
I also want to urge people to seek help. So many of us are afraid to admit they have a problem and try to hide it; but if we are ever going to overcome the stigma that is sadly still attached to mental illness, we NEED to speak out. You are perfectly imperfect, unique and beautiful. Don’t ever doubt that.
What is it like seeing your thoughts and feelings and your characters being born from your mind into book format?
It’s incredible. I really can’t express it. It’s weird to read my own words, yet feel as if I’m reading somebody else’s work. I poured my heart and soul into it, so to see it all on paper, in an actual book, is simply… I don’t have words.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find C. J. Spammer online


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Books

Misled
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,730. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
This is a story about love, heartache, mental illness and the secrets we keep. Sara, a mother with Bipolar Disorder, abandons her baby daughter because she feels she is unworthy of being a mom. Follow her on a nostalgic journey through the past, and witness how, in the present, her secrets are inevitably revealed. The unexpected ending will leave you reeling and desperate for more.

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