Interview with Robyn Wheeler, Author of “Born Mad”

by on February 22nd, 2011
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About Robyn Wheeler

After several years of chronic anger, depression and frustration, Robyn Wheeler was diagnosed with a low-grade chronic depression known as Dysthymia. Dysthymia is categorized as a mood disorder and often goes undiagnosed by those suffering from it as well as mental health professionals. Now on medication to help her deal with a mental disorder, Robyn has written a book about her journey, thoughts of suicide and her courage and determination to become “normal”.

Born Mad will shed light on chronic anger, how it festers to the point of wanting to do harm to yourself and others. Robyn will take you through her anger as a small child, her denial as an adult as well as the many technigues and therapies she tried in an attempt to rid herself of chronic anger, hate and anxiety.

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When and why did you begin writing?

I wrote Born Mad in late 2010/early 2011 after I was diagnosed with dysthymia. I wrote the book because I was unable to find a book about dysthymia written by someone who actually suffered from it. I wrote Born Mad in hopes of helping others who may be going through a similar situation that I went through.

What inspires you to write and why?

I like writing about topics that will educate and inform and help others.

What genre are you most comfortable writing?

Non-fiction, biographical.

Who or what influenced your writing once you began?

Wayne Dyer and many authors from Hay House.

What made you want to be a writer?

I didn’t really know I wanted to until a few years back.

What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?

Putting events in the order they happened, explaining my thoughts and feelings about each event and what happened to me and how it affect my life.

Do you intend to make writing a career?

I hope to yes.

What is your greatest strength as a writer?

My blunt honesty.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

Yes, but I usually asked for help from God, but that particular topic down and waited a few days or week. What I wanted to say, usually came to me by then.

About Born Mad

Follow Robyn on her journey from fits of rage as an angry child, blunders and setbacks as an adult in deep denial, to her quest for awareness and enlightenment. Robyn takes you inside her deepest thoughts and fears, as well as her chronic anger and thoughts of suicide. After being diagnosed with a “bad state of mind” called dysthymia, Robyn wrote Born Mad to help others who may be unaware that they might be suffering from a low-grade chronic depression that will make l ife difficult, ruin relationships, and contribute to a negative and hopeless outlook on life. Born Mad includes symptoms of dysthymia and copies strategies, as well as the story of how Robyn came to believe in God, defeat chronic anger, and become the person she was meant to be. Read about her courage and determination to be happy and how her life has changed after having a “brain transplant.” If you or someone you know suffers from constant mood swings, angry thoughts, and extreme worry or anxiety, Born Mad might shed light on the reasons why and how to fight your way through to hope, peace and happiness.

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