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Depression inspires Book One of Schasm Series Now Available Young Adult Romantic Suspense
Schasm-Coming of Age Romantic Suspense, Book 1 of 3 by Shari J. Ryan
Schasm-Coming of Age Romantic Suspense, Book 1 of 3 by Shari J. Ryan
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Feb. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Local mom, Shari J. Ryan recently released her debut young-adult novel, Schasm. After a bout of postpartum depression with her first son, Ryan struggled to find a hobby that would release her mind from the every day motherhood struggles. In the midst of finding a hobby, a fictional story found her instead. One idea led to another, and words appeared on a blank screen. Free moments during naptime and after bedtime became opportunities to delve into a fictional world that her mind was diligently creating.

After a year of writing her coming-of-age novel, Ryan found she was face to face with a word count of ninety thousand. She had no idea that giving herself a break from motherhood would cure the darkness of her own cognizance. She was shocked that this story lived within her head.

Her novel, Schasm is a romantic suspense with a lot of psychological-mystery that will have your mind twisting around every page. She took the darkness that once had a place in her life, and redirected it into her story. When Ryan finished the last page of her first book, she recognized that she was free from postpartum depression. While part of postpartum depression is caused from a chemical imbalance in the brain, the other part was her mind not cooperating with the new life every first time parent encounters. Giving herself an outlet and an escape, made her into a better mother. It gave her life two separate meanings, one for her children, and one for herself. As a new mom, it’s apparent to Ryan how easy it is to lose sight of being an independent woman as well as a caretaker. She takes pride in an interest that has turned out to be one of her greatest personal successes. While she hopes to see her book in the hands of women in particular, the completion provided more satisfaction than she ever could have hoped to find from a simple hobby.

Ryan yearns to give other new moms who might be suffering with postpartum depression hope—a reminder that every mom needs to think about themselves at some point during the day. Everyone needs to escape sometimes, and perhaps it might just be a matter of drifting off in your own mind.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to get lost in a dream, pick up a copy of Schasm, and read about one girl’s struggle to figure out whether or not her life merely exists within her own dreams.

About Schasm: Chloe Valcourt drifts between two worlds: the dark reality of her domineering mother and feeble father and the vivid fantasy of her imagination. With her condition comes the harsh observation of doctors who intend to cure her of it. But a chance encounter with a handsome and vaguely familiar young man in her dream world hints at the possibility of hidden truths—and a life she can’t remember. As her drifts become a greater escape from the cruelty of the real world, Chloe finds herself lost between what is real and what is imagined, questioning her very existence. Can she remain in the lush new imagined landscape to find happiness in a realm of her own invention? Is she doomed to return to the harsh reality of the outside world forever? Or will she become trapped somewhere between the two…unable to return to either?

About the Author: Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Writing has become Shari's great escape from the real world over the past few years. After a bout of postpartum depression with her first child, Shari was determined to occupy her brain enough to eliminate some of the blue moments in life. When she found writing to help as a newfound therapy, she started her first book. Her books brought her out of postpartum depression and helped her overcome it when her second son was born. Shari likes to think writing saves her mind. She even used one of the characters in the book (the main character's protagonist mother), to veer away from the type of person she refuses to become. Shari has two happy little boys and the Schasm Series to show for her unorthodox therapeutic method.
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