Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Schizophrenic writer tells crazy story

Despite what my headline infers, author Kenna Mckinnon has not let mental illness define her. As a child and teen she led a 'normal' life and had ambitious dreams. However, life abruptly changed when as a young adult she developed schizophrenia.  She remembers the day her doctor told her she must accept that she would never have the life of which she was dreaming, that she must accept the limitations of her disease. Of course, she didn't.

As a female entrepreneur with a very successful business and as a mother, a writer, an author of many published books, she's led a life of successes that far exceeds most.  Not all her books are about mental health, but she has done much writing to promote understanding of her disease.
I look forward to reading her new release, Batshit Crazy on Murder Island to not only be entertained but to learn more about schizophrenia...and the people who have it.

Tell us about your new release, Kenna...

Batshit Crazy on Murder Island

Annie’s back! 

Batshit Crazy on Murder Island is out, the 2nd in the Annie Hansen Mysteries series.

 “…a good dose of suspense and action throughout and I also liked the growing romance between Mark and Annie!” ~ Judith Holmes, Fort Steele, Canada 

“What happens when a gang of vicious drug dealers hit the sleepy Canadian town of Serendipity? Annie wakes up to the sound of gunshots…If you enjoy a fast-paced, easy read, with a good dose of suspense and action and unforgettable characters, Batshit Crazy is for you! Pick up Annie’s latest adventure today!” ~ Sean Robins, author of The Crimson Deathbringer series of thriller sci-fi space operas! 

Things have been quiet on Serendipity Island, Canada for two years. But this morning, Annie awakens with a start at the sound of gunfire and a jetboat getting away. The golden retriever, Chuckles, and the sleeping Mark heard nothing but Annie is on the job. 

There are a large number of perpetrators and a lot of action as Annie Hansen, a twenty-six year old female private eye and her partner, Mark Snow, an RCMP detective track down the trouble. 

Annie and her partner were instrumental in solving two gruesome murders on Serendipity in the previous book, Blood Sister, which led to the epithet ‘Murder Island’ by the local media.

Annie suffers from schizophrenia and throughout the book her hallucinations play a small part. 

If you enjoyed Blood Sister (Book 1 in the Annie Hansen Mysteries series), you’ll love Batshit Crazy on Murder Island

Kenna McKinnon, Author

Kenna is a Canadian senior woman who owns a medical / academic transcription business. She lives and works in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta. Her spare time is spent reading, writing, walking in a nearby park and the scenic neighborhood in which she lives, and volunteering. Her most memorable years were spent at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with Distinction with a degree in Anthropology. She has lived symptom-free with chronic schizophrenia for many years. She has a beautiful daughter and three wonderful grandsons. 

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So many friends and family have contributed to the genesis and final execution of this second in the mystery series of Annie Hansen, who suffers from a grander yet more gentle version of the illness that Kenna knows so well. 

This book is dedicated to her daughter, Diane, and her late son Steve with treasured memories and all her love. The Annie Hansen series is also dedicated to all who are touched by mental illness, in its many ramifications, and the possibility of love, career satisfaction, and self-actualization for those previously marginalized and ignored by “mainstream” society. 

As well as those friends and family members often injured by our random and sometimes thoughtless acts. If you enjoyed either or both books in the Annie Hansen Mysteries series the author and publisher would be grateful for a short yet honest review. Have fun with it and happy reading, dear friends!

Crazy Story has been brought to you by The W.Olf Project 

Absolutely nothing, though, can prepare them for the stark truth."

Monday, September 6, 2021

Pauline Barclay : Between the Sun and the Rainbow

Pauline Barclay : Between the Sun and the Rainbow:   Written as a tribute to her ancestors, Eileen Schuh’s novel Between the Sun and the Rainbow is a read that will appeal to many. Eileen ha...

I invite you to read my guest post on Pauline Barclay's blog