Months after Finding Morgan has come out in stores, it’s still being covered in the news, and it’s so great to see.
The Buffalo News covered a story about Morgan’s life struggles and how they parallel real life experiences. While yes, I was a social worker in a previous life, I’m currently a writer/author and have been for years. However, I pull heavily from my time in the field, and all that it taught me to create the fictional worlds that have captured readers imaginations. It’s important for so many reasons; while escaping to fantasy expands our imaginations and allows us a reprieve from our real lives, it’s also important to give people some tether of reality, a focus that is truly connected to real-world struggles. For me, anxiety, isolation, bullying, fear, all of these are issues we as human beings struggle with daily and often go un-noticed or under the radar.
I, personally, have struggled with anxiety and worry my whole life. While I have great support systems, and I know how to control it, many do not and don’t truly understand what “it” is. This is something Morgan faces daily as well. And, unlike myself, she doesn’t have the support to help her deal with it. So what can she do? How does she get a handle on it?
Well……you’ll have to read the book to find out. What I will say is, sometimes the internal fight we face is tougher than the external, and the reward that much greater, when you realize just how much strength and self-love you truly have for yourself. When you find that–you can face any external foe.