Monday, June 28, 2021

Interview with Author Larry Godwin



1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into a book?

I wanted to clarify my own thinking about my condition, then assist others who struggle with depression to overcome it and live happy, productive lives. 

2. What is it about and who is it for? 

It's about coming to terms with depression, whether chronic or occasional, and rising above it.  It's for depressed people as well as for their loved ones, to help them provide support and enable them to understand the struggle.  

3. What do you hope the reader will be left with after reading it?

Hope and optimism.  I want readers to see themselves in my struggles and find their own paths to peace. 

4. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?

Follow your passion.  Overcome negative self-talk; sit down and start writing; don't stop until you finish.  You owe this to your readers as well as yourself. 

5. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?

I have no idea.

6. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? 

I hesitated to bear my soul and relate personal struggles, such as contemplating suicide, to strangers.   I questioned if I knew enough to help others. 

7. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?

It might improve, even save their lives.  

About The Author: I have struggled with depression and the aftereffects of child abuse most of my adult life, and wrote two books to assist others who face these issues.  My goals are to improve and save lives. My articles about depression have appeared on the websites of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. I live with my wife, Cathy, in Missoula, Montana. For more information, please consult:


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