Please welcome Alyssa Reyans to Lizzyland. Her novella, “Letters from a Bipolar Mother” is FREE FOR DOWNLOAD AT AMAZON US AND AMAZON UK 8 & 9 February! It’s also now among my top three favorite books of all time. It’s a powerful, moving book about a woman explaining her mental illness to the children she lost. I don’t normally read memoirs, but Alyssa’s description of the book intrigued me when she sent me her ARC query a couple of weeks ago. As someone who battles with depression, I was rendered no longer alone in my own struggle when I read her book. It’s that incredible.
In “Letters of A Bipolar Mother”, Alyssa Reyans tells the story she’s never been able to tell her children: of how she lost them in a battle with her own mental illness. she shares with them – and the world – what the mind of a woman suffering bipolar depression looks like, how the darkness she battled on a daily basis almost won, and how, years later, she found the courage to claw her way out of the abyss.
Covering a span of five years, Alyssa Reyans shares both her pain and strength in a struggle against an incurable illness that many women today also share.