About the Author
I am Amanda Green, self published author of seven inspiring books. Aside from writing and social networking, I spend a lot of time with my pets; a handsome cat called Titus, a pretty kitten called Millie and tropical fish. I strongly believe in pet animal therapy as being good for our mind, body and soul and I promote the fostering and adopting of animals as opposed to private breeding and purchase. I detest animal cruelty. I love eating out and reviewing restaurants, travel, days out, campaigning for the precious Orang-utan and the issues of unsustainable palm oil production and seeing my family. I also enjoy reading, theatre, films, TV and cooking. I have travelled on/off across the world, taking in twenty five Countries - living and working at times in Japan, Thailand and Australia and have enjoyed a very mixed bag of jobs. I run three personal websites for which I write all copy and articles and provide all photography. I have had my writing and photography work published in various magazines and local newspapers. I enjoy the challenge of getting published. 'My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me' is my self published memoir of my journey through mental illness to recovery. '39' is the sequel. I want to inspire others that it is possible to recover and have a life worth living. Many people do not understand mental illness and judge people unfairly, so I created www.amandagreenauthor.co.uk where I publish articles on the topics covered in my story and campaign to 'stop the stigma surrounding mental illness'. In December 2015 I published my first self-help book - 'Living with depression and anxiety: 26 ways to get you out of the fog, into the sunshine;' and aim to publish many more. I am currently studying level 4 Counselling skills at college as I would love to be able to help others' facing issues. My placement will be with homeless people who need help to move on from their adversities. I also write thought provoking, inspiring fiction with the theme of overcoming adversities (abuse, homelessness, mental health, relationships and more) I regularly post blogs about coping strategies, inspirational things to do, Borderline Personality disorder, depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety/panic attacks, thyroid issues, eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia), alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse, Cognitive behavioural therapy and paranoia, dissociation and psychosis.