This month I'm featuring Christian novelist and poet, Kerenza Ryan who is openly schizophrenic. Her first novel, The Romance of Psychosis is on preorder for ebook and will be available for paperback and free on Kindle Unlimited on November 1, 2019.
Here's the buy link for The Romance of Psychosis: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YLW7F2P
Here's a blurb of The Romance of Psychosis:
When Brazilian cancer researcher Hugo Sousa starts seeing things that aren’t there, and believing things that aren’t true, he terrifies his fiancee Julia.
They travel together on a journey through psychosis and mood swings as Hugo becomes more and more sick. He talks to demons, has religious delusions, and believes a bomb will go off if his heart rate gets too high. While the wedding is pushed back again and again, they struggle to find medicine and therapy that will bring Hugo back to himself.
Julia follows him through a hospitalization, suicide attempts, and almost daily therapy. The hairdresser sticks with her fiance through it all, because they have been together since childhood. She only can hope that with the right treatment they will be able to get on with their lives and finally get married.
A blurb about Kerenza's (Ren) newsletter:
Ren's Readers Newsletter primarily describes the day to day life of an author and poet who is openly schizophrenic. People treat your book fair table differently when the first thing they know about you is a diagnosis. But this difference is treated with humor, understanding, and unconditional love. Hear about what it is like to live in a very Christian environment and struggle very openly and be accepted for it anyway. Every newsletter shares a poem or excerpt, generally dealing with mental health or religion. Every response can expect an email back, and the point of this newsletter is more to foster permanent positive regard than it ever could be to sell books (though some book links will be included).
Karenza's website is www.kerenzaryan.com You can subscribe to the newsletter through the subscription box at the bottom.