Appreciate your children the way they are!

J Mark Stacy Author Interview

A Schizophrenic, Tapped & Skipped is the true story of your battle to remain hopeful in the face of overwhelming pain, fear, and destruction. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I felt called to write it. I didn’t want to expose my family, but after talking with them and praying about it, I spent many nights pouring over the horrifying situations over and over. I still can’t understand the lack of available long term care for persons with severe mental illnesses. I still care for my daughter every day. I want her to have a better quality of life. I will never give up being her advocate. I’m speaking at my local library and trying my best to do what I can. Being this vulnerable is extremely uncomfortable. My prayer is writing about the reality of loving a person with severe mental illness will reach the people who CAN bring about change.

I appreciate how candid you are in this book. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The time when my daughters were both homeless. That was such a hopeless dark time. To put myself back in that mindset in order to make it authentic was incredibly difficult.

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that was very helpful?

Write with your heart. Edit with professionals. Lol.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

Never give up!

Celebrate the good things in your life!

Appreciate your children the way they are!


Author Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Website

Faced with a severely schizophrenic daughter, homeless with no hope, and a heroin-addicted daughter clinging to life living in her car. A mother searches an infant boy’s eyes for the answers. How can God’s hand pull them through all this darkness? How will a mother find a different route? This is a journey through unmerciful mental madness and the torment of the people who desperately try to find help. Mentally ill are SKIPPED by society. Drug addiction is relentless. One day at a time, God’s glorious path becomes clear.

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