There have been a few things happening to me of late, I try to not involve my personal life with my professional life, but since I did my live asking for help, that idea has been thrown out the window.
The thing about me, I am a large guy with a huge heart. I will listen and help the best way I can, as this is my nature. Being a full-time carer for my disabled mother takes up most of my time so when I can write it is my escapism. I love my mum, and I never want to see her in a nursing home but it is hard, and I have to stay strong.
With being on the verge of being homeless with my mother who uses a wheelchair, the writing community has stood up and brought my books, some don’t read fantasy as I won’t just accept handouts.
So all these extra books need to go somewhere, why not give them to charity? Why yes that is a brilliant idea. I have submitted my novels to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, this foundation sends books to the remote communities in Australia to help improve the reading level of my people, how could I not help.
The other I am becoming involved with Juiced TV, it is run by sick and injured children, just because they are sick doesn’t mean they should be forgotten. This show is broadcast in the hospitals, and Saint Jara of the Hammer might head in and visit.
This made me realise that storing up these emotions was a bad idea. As the old saying goes ‘A burden shared is a burden halved’, I have shared my burden, and I can now deal with life’s punches. Make sure you reach out if you are in trouble and everyone else if you haven’t heard from someone, just ask ‘Are you okay?’
For everyone who has and will help me thank you so much, it means the world to me. Not only for me but my mum.
Links to ILF: Website
Links to Juiced TV: Website