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It’s alright not to feel ok

To mark World Mental Health Day, I am releasing a revised eBookProne to Panic cover

edition of my non-fiction title, Prone To Panic.

It all began back in 2005 when I published my book with iUniverse.  Scratch that.  It all began in 2002 when I started experiencing panic attacks and my life took some weird and wonderful turns that inspired me to follow my dreams and write a book.  I felt passionate about sharing my experiences and trying to help other people who found themselves in a similar situation, so I gathered all of the advice, knowledge and tips that I had accumulated over the years and wrote Prone To Panic.

I have since gone on to become a full-time writer and published two novels, The Cross Of Santiago and The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris.  When I was recently given the opportunity to regain the distribution rights for the digital version of Prone To Panic, I jumped at the chance.  After years of wanting to update my eBook and finally have a say in how it was priced, I was like, ya-huh!

So, as an established self-published author, I was delighted to get back in the driving seat and take control of my book again.  The only dilemma I faced was how this would fit in with the ‘author platform’ I had created for my fiction work under my nickname (or nom de plume if you’re posh!) Evie Gaughan.  I could continue to keep the books separate, but the truth is that writing Prone To Panic gave me the confidence and the belief that I could become a writer, and without that book, I’m not sure if I would be an author today.  And so that is why I have decided to announce the release of Prone To Panic (Revised Edition) on my blog to mark World Mental Health Day.  As the book is still available to buy in print with iUniverse under my full name, Evelyn Gaughan, I have published the new eBook edition under that name too.  Simples!

Prone To Panic (Revised Edition) is available to download for 99p on Amazon and Smashwords, and you can also read it for free with Scribd.  My main aim in writing this book was to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and to let people know that it’s okay to talk about it.  If you or anyone you know is experiencing panic attacks or anxiety, this is a book full of empathy, support and information.  The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone.  As I said, you can still buy the original print version on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I will leave the last word to Heathers 😉

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