I have lots of other ideas for follow-up Mad Like Me projects including publishing a children’s storybook and making an audiobook adaptation. As well as these upcoming projects:
1. Author’s Summary of Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country
This ~60-page summary of the 288-page Mad Like Me book will be available as paperback and ebook versions to give potential readers of the book a “taste” of both the content and writing style used in the full book.
2. Bipolar Country Survival Guide: Self-Care Tips for Stability
This ~20-page booklet will contain all the tips shared in Appendix 3 of Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country. Perfect for readers who are less interested in the memoir, and more concerned with self-care for themselves or their loved ones. Will be available in print and ebook formats.
3. Poems from Bipolar Country
A self-explanatory project! In progress.
4. Young Adult Novel about Bipolar in a Parent
This novel (in progress, currently untitled) will be very loosely based on my teen children’s experiences when I was initially diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
5. Children’s Storybook about Bipolar Parents
This illustrated storybook (in progress, currently untitled) will help children understand what bipolar depression and (hypo)mania feel like in adults, and how these episodes affect children and other family members.
If you’d like to be considered to be a contributor or a test reader for any of these new ideas, or a test listener for a section of the audiobook version, please sign up to receive my newsletter through the form below and I’ll let you know when there is something in the works. I’d love to get your input on future projects!