When I present or speak on panels at conventions, usually I’m talking about zombies or Star Wars or other pop culture items close to my heart. This year for Phoenix Comicon I plan to do something very different.
When submissions open, I plan to submit a proposal to do a presentation/Q&A session on “Creating with Bipolar Disorder and Depression”. It is a topic I am very passionate about and have substantial experience with. I would like to share my experiences with a new audience. I know I will be putting myself out there a lot more than I have done in the past and will be wearing my heart on my sleeve. Hopefully my experiences will resonate with the audience. I will not be discussing medications or offering medical advice. That is what doctors are for and the last time I checked, I wasn’t a doctor. What I can talk about is my journey as an author and how my life has been before and after my diagnosis and treatment.
Creating with Bipolar Disorder and Depression is not easy and there are few resources available that address this aspect of the illness.
Fingers crossed that this is well received.