Saturday, June 15, 2013

Author Interview of Sylvia Meier

Please join me in welcoming Author Sylvia Meier to my blog today!!!

AW: Tell us about yourself…
I am a young mom to 5 wonderful children. I also have bipolar disorder type one. Being an author is something I have always dreamt of being, so to actually be one is quite literally a dream come true for me and I couldn't imagine doing anything else in my life.

AW: What genera do you write and why?
I write in my own genre I suppose. It is a mix of health and fitness, biography and self help. All 4 of my current books fit into this genre. They fit the health and fitness genre because they are typically about bipolar disorder in some form or another, biographical because much of it is an autobiography of myself, and self help because it is meant to help others in their battles with bipolar disorder and life in general.

AW: Tell us about your book….

The title of my book is "My Bipolar World: A Collection Of Works by Sylvia Meier"

This book encompasses 3 books. As the title suggests it is actually a collection of my written work.

The first section is "Living Bipolar: Learning To Live With Bipolar Disorder" This is essentially the meat of being diagnosed, things to expect, you know the textbook stuff without the textbook drab. Instead it is mixed in with real life examples.

The second section is "Bipolar Bits: Manic Madness To Depressive Depths" and this is where it starts to get really personal. This section, and the book in whole delves deep within my mind, heart and soul. It contains the ups, the downs, and the real life grit that is bipolar disorder.

The third section is the newest book in the series "Lotta Bipolar Bits: Survivors Diary Of Living Bipolar" where the story continues in diary form, again in no chronological order, simply where it fell within the pages of the book. This book also contains some very deep seated, dark stories and poems written while I was well into the grasps of depression. Some of it is difficult for even me to read.

All in all, I simply wanted the series, the collection to show an insiders view of a very misunderstood illness. Yes, it is all in my head, but that transpires to all other aspects of my life as well.

AW: What was your inspiration for this book?

My girlfriend. She's my muse. She inspired me to pick up pen and paper and just start writing. I've been writing from day one. I love to write and there was so much written work available that I had done over the years it was simple to do.

AW: Do you have a favorite character and why that one?

My book is autobiographical so the only character really in it is myself other than a few key people in my life. So, at the point of seeming vain, myself.

AW: Did you find anything particularly difficult in writing this book?

Opening up to some of the pain and heartache associated with my illness and my life.

AW: What project(s) are you currently working on?

I am still working on the full autobiographical book called "Woman Broken, A Child Lost" as well as another piece under a pen name.

AW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks you want to tell us about?

I write on everything. My books are written on scraps all over my house. If I awake at 5 am with something to
write it gets doodled down on a pad beside my bed. I have paper in my purse, my car, my coats. I've even written on the back of reciepts cause it was all I had on hand.

AW: Do you have any advice for writers out there?

Just get out there and write. You will be pleasently surprised at how well you can be recieved even when you are uncertain your work is worth it.

AW: Where can we find you? (facebook, twitter, blog, website, etc)

My main blog is, my facebook fan page is my twitter handle is @srolfe

AW: And of course we have to know, where can we find your book?
It's on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format


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