Just over a year ago I began writing poetry. It was an outlet for my emotions as I dealt with depression and anxiety. As the poetry continued to flow an idea came to me to perhaps do something more than post it on social media. Prior to this I had only written and published fiction so I decided to publish my poetry in a collection. I had come across a poet by the name of Rupi Kaur and her work gave me encouragement to persevere towards a book.
The poetry in Fading Footsteps gives a small window into my childhood and some of my early challenges as a teenager to my current state of mind as I work to get myself well again. I have also included poetry about spirituality, fiction and random musings in a chapter called 'A Box of Chocolates.'
My main reason for putting out this collection is to help others going through challenges with their mental health. I say to myself as an author if i've helped just one person through a bad day, given someone inspiration, made them laugh then my job as a writer is done.
If my book does find its way into your hands, I hope we form a connection and for that short time my words can give you what you need.
Fading Footsteps will be available for purchase on Tuesday July 19th through Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.