Interview with Robyn Wheeler, author of "Born Mad"



Robyn WheelerAfter several years of chronic anger, depression and frustration, Robyn Wheeler was diagnosed with a low-grade chronic depression known as Dysthymia. Dysthymia is categorized as a mood disorder and often goes undiagnosed by those suffering from it as well as mental health professionals. Now on medication to help her deal with a mental disorder, Robyn has written a book about her journey, thoughts of suicide and her courage and determination to become “normal”.
Born Mad will shed light on chronic anger, how it festers to the point of wanting to do harm to yourself and others. Robyn will take you through her anger as a small child, her denial as an adult as well as the many technigues and therapies she tried in an attempt to rid herself of chronic anger, hate and anxiety.
Visit her website at www.bornmad.org.

The Interview

Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life, Robyn Wheeler.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing? 

A:Robyn Wheeler was born in Southern California in 1966, and moved to Texas in 2001. born mad is her first book which she wrote in 2010 after living with an undiagnosed disorder for over 40 years.

Q: Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it? 

A:Robyn wrote born mad to enlightened others on a rarely talked disorder she has lived with her entire life. She wrote born mad in hopes of helping others who may be going through the same thing she did.

Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it? 

A: Robyn says the biggest challenges faced when writing a book was digging deep in her soul to explain and show the agony she went through when being faced with worthlessness, deep depression and the journey to find her way out.

Q: Do you have a press kit and what do you include in it? Does this press kit appear online and, if so, can you provide a link to where we can see it? 

A: The press kit is not online as of today but will be in the recent future. It will include photo, business cards, brochures, testimonials, biography and ordering information.

Q: Have you either spoken to groups of people about your book or appeared on radio or TV? What are your upcoming plans for doing so? 

A: Robyn Wheeler has spoken to various groups about born mad including Rotary Meetings and Book Clubs as well as Book Signings. Robyn has also appeared on radio and TV as both The Creature Teacher (former occupation) and as an author.

Q: Do you have an agent and, if so, would you mind sharing who he/is is? If not, have you ever had an agent or do you even feel it’s necessary to have one? 

A: Born Mad mad was published by Balboa Press and agents include Brittani Hensel and Liesl Kasdorf

Q: Did you, your agent or publisher prepare a media blitz before the book came out and would you like to tell us about it?

A: born mad media blitz included a video of the author, over 5,000 book sellers were sent a press release and over 3,000 media organizations were sent press releases. Book marks, fliers, posters, business cards and post cards were all printed by Balboa Press and given to the author.

Q: Do you plan subsequent books? 

A: Yes. Robyn Wheeler is already working on two new books: one is a compilation of stories from others that suffer with dysthymic disorder and the second is a book with 365 anger managerment hints and tips.

Q: Thank you for your interview, Robyn. Would you like to tell my readers where they can find you on the web and how everyone can buy your book? 

A: Robyn Wheeler can be found on facebook, twitter, goodreads, and books can be purchased from www.bornmad.org and www.balboapress.com

About Born Mad

Born MadFollow Robyn on her journey from fits of rage as an angry child, blunders and setbacks as an adult in deep denial, to her quest for awareness and enlightenment. Robyn takes you inside her deepest thoughts and fears, as well as her chronic anger and thoughts of suicide. After being diagnosed with a “bad state of mind” called dysthymia, Robyn wrote Born Mad to help others who may be unaware that they might be suffering from a low-grade chronic depression that will make l ife difficult, ruin relationships, and contribute to a negative and hopeless outlook on life. Born Mad includes symptoms of dysthymia and copies strategies, as well as the story of how Robyn came to believe in God, defeat chronic anger, and become the person she was meant to be. Read about her courage and determination to be happy and how her life has changed after having a “brain transplant.” If you or someone you know suffers from constant mood swings, angry thoughts, and extreme worry or anxiety, Born Mad might shed light on the reasons why and how to fight your way through to hope, peace and happiness.
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