You’ve heard the story about the boy throwing starfish back into the ocean at low tide. A man chides him that the boy can’t save them all, and what difference does such a futile gesture make? “It makes a difference to this one,” the boy replies, tossing another starfish into the sea. Light one candle. … Continue reading Why #HoldOnToTheLight Matters
We’re the authors whose books are on your shelf or in your pocket. You’ve seen us in the bookstores, on convention panels, on the bestseller lists. We help to build the genre you love to read, one book at a time. And right now, more than 100 of us are talking candidly about how mental … Continue reading Everyone bleeds. 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors reach out to fans on suicide, depression, mental illness for #HoldOnToTheLight (New 95 links!)
Why would 100 bestselling authors bare their souls, share their personal struggles with mental illness? To show solidarity and support for readers, and let fans know they are not alone. That’s the whole point behind #HoldOnToTheLight. People in the public eye like celebrities, actors and yes, bestselling authors, coming forward about their own experiences with … Continue reading Why 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors share personal struggles on depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide for #HoldOnToTheLight (77 new links!)
Candid. Revealing. Honest. Deeply personal. 57 of more than 100 of our participating sci-fi and fantasy authors have already blogged on mental wellness issues including suicide, depression, PTSD, Self-Harm, Domestic Violence and fandom as part of the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign. You can find the link to the first 57 posts and individual links to the posts … Continue reading 57 of 100+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors so far–#HoldOnToTheLight Blogging on Suicide, Depression, PTSD, Self-Harm and Fandom
The TV show Supernatural’s Always Keep Fighting campaign and RandomActs.org inspired a world-wide blogging campaign with more than 100+ bestselling, award-winning science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance and speculative fiction authors talking candidly about suicide, depression, self-harm, PTSD, domestic violence and mental illness in their books, in their lives and in the fandom community.
By Gail Z. Martin I grew up believing that I was not going to survive to adulthood. My parents were into doomsday politics and apocalyptic religion, so whether it was Soviet nukes or Armageddon, we were all going down in flames. Everyone around me—extended family and religious social group—echoed the same fears and beliefs. I … Continue reading Fandom Takes Care of its Own—How #HoldOnToTheLight Happened