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 ūüėČ