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Support my memoir (and me)!

birthday girlI think birthday’s scare me. Most “incidents” have happened around a birthday. My sister’s, my mom’s, my own. Why is that? Why do I get all miffed around birthdays? I do not know.

But over the years, piece by piece, sentence by sentence, word by word, I accrued what has become one of both the hardest to write and the hardest to read – my memoir: There Comes a Light.

I believe this book paints an accurate picture of my life. Slices layered upon slices. It is at once beautiful while at the same time a beautiful disaster. I come out looking “unlucky,” but then again, we all deal with something. This just happens to be mental illness. This just happens to be my life.

I’ve held on to this memoir for far too long and in Oct. 2016 it will be released for readers everywhere on World Mental Health Day. My 35th birthday is tomorrow – April 21st. If any of you are looking for a present who may not be near me or whatnot, why not donate to  my Go Fund Me site, where I am raising money for the costs of self-publishing, at ? It isn’t to “pay” me. It is to get all the things I need to sell a good book.

Tomorrow, hopefully, my freelance copy editor can get started on my manuscript. I have the up-front money, but I am not done yet. So much to do.

So, yeah, it would be meaningful even if you could spare a dollar or two.

I want to thank my readers for all the kind things you said to keep me afloat after my brief breakdown. You guys are the best. EVER~!


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Support my memoir (and me)!

Elaina J. Martin

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Martin, E. (2016). Support my memoir (and me)!. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2020, from


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