About the Author/Artist
I am currently disabled with Lewy Body dementia. It is a brain disease, like Alzheimers, although in the case of Lewy Body Dementia, the memory is not being destroyed but the brain cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The neurons, which process thought and access memory shut down, go dormant, and then die; sort of like a wiring harness in which the wires start breaking and the relays quit working. Much of the brain's messages to coordinate with other centers of the body become distorted and impaired. There is no cure for this disease or treatment for it, other than to ease the outward symptoms of the disease.
I have drawn and painted since I was a child, and in school I loved to write stories. As the disease progressed my artistic abilities seemed unaffected by the dementia. In fact, I got better at drawing and painting, even as I lost the ability to write, do math and speak fluently. In 2013, after I was diagnosed with having Lewy Body Dementia bat the Mayo Clinic, I started a web comic called "The Year Everything Changed." It's a serial-type story, sort of like Alice-through-the-looking-glass coupled with parallel dimensions, and is continuing to be published three days a week. Then last year I started trying to write again. "Missing Without A Trace" is the result.
Missing Without A Trace: A Kelly Mitchell Mystery
by Charles Schiman
Published: May 25, 2018
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Kelly Mitchell is a young woman pilot who runs her own air charter company. Sheriff Hank Wallace hires her to fly him to the Poverty Island Research Station after communications with the station are lost. Kelly and the sheriff find the station deserted and the men stationed there missing. It is up to them to solve the mystery of what happened and find the missing men.
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