A Southern, Mystical Memoir

 

The first thing you ought to know is people don't often ask about what I've seen, and when they do, I don't answer.

 

To tell you the truth, it's more than people that ask me. The sky, the color blue, white elephants, and God interrupt my day with questions. Things like what happened to Diddy and how do I get to heaven with a ghost?

I made a map of my life, thinking if I laid it out on the table I could say, 'You are here.'

 
 
 

you are here

 
 
 

I am writing a manuscript of a memoir, and it’s nearly complete. This is an autobiographical memoir; it's a journey through my unique experiences, reflecting on themes like ones found in young adult books about mental health.

The manuscript is a series of true Southern Gothic tales, glittered with magical realism. Early readers describe it as haunting and beautiful, with a stream of consciousness that pulls you through the story. It's like peering through the window of an autistic character's life, unveiling the world as they see and experience it.

You will find themes of resilience against addiction, the internal journey of identity and spirituality. It’s a narrative that resonates with those who have seen the war on drugs as more than a policy or system, but as a personal battle.

If you're drawn to stories that blend reality with the mystical, where Southern porches reveal dark truths, you'll enjoy this book. It’s a reflection of life’s complexities,  inspired by the rich narratives found in books like 'A Life Before Us,' 'House of Spirits,' 'To The Lighthouse,' 'Bastard Out of Carolina,' and '100 Years of Solitude.'

 

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Books on My Shelf

These books are my ancestors, guiding me to find my voice and explore my inner landscape. Please be aware that if you shop using these links, I earn a small percentage of the sale as an Amazon affiliate.

Magical Realism

 
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Literary Voice

 
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Southern Gothicism

 
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Southern Literature

 
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Stream of Conscious

 
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Southern Bestseller

 
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Supported by the principles of Somatic Writing and guided by mentors like Tanya Rubenstein and Courtery Reed Walsh, this memoir's creation has been a journey of self-discovery and truth-telling. I am working with development editor Candace Walsh who continues to play a crucial role in capturing its narrative and ensuring its authenticity.

Each chapter offers a glimpse into the lived experience of autism, the resilience in overcoming addiction, and the pursuit of personal truth amid Southern Gothic landscapes.

 

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While you wait, order the memoir-in-verse Lightwork

 
 

I am currently seeking literary agent representation. If my work resonates with you, please get in touch at andrya @ nine.is