Hetti M. Ross is a writer living in Scotland. She is a freelance writer by day, a novel writer by night and a tired person in the hours in between. You can read one of her short stories here. Hetti is founder of the We Are The Beautifully Weird Facebook community – supporting people struggling with mental illness and/or providing an inclusive space for anyone who struggles. Adopted on the 4th of July 1980, and later in life diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, she straddles the adoptee/mentally ill identity — the stigma of being mentally unwell some of the time and not knowing who you are all of the time.
She has written for many mental health charities, organisations and websites including: Black Dog Tribe, The Blurt Foundation, Let’s All Be Free, Care To Share Magazine, Depression Army, Happiful, International Bipolar Foundation, Feminine Collective, and is featured in the mental health awareness anthologies, “A Day in My Head” and “Stigma Fighters Anthology” volume three. Her short stories can be found at Twisted Sister Lit Mag, Sick Lit Magazine and OTV. She has her own blog at The Triumphant Weed where she shares short stories, opinion pieces and candid posts about her own personal struggles.
Hetti lives with her husband and their manic puppy, Logan aka Bear in the Scottish countryside, surrounded by cows, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, pheasants and Shetland Ponies. She loves with a passion: books, cups of Earl Grey tea, her allotment, , Oscar Wilde, Lego, Batman, a roasted tomato and of course, words, especially when it comes to rewriting her own narrative.
She is currently writing a memoir and has a novel she is trying to get someone to take off her hands.