I had the pleasure of working on this book, and it will stay with me for a long time. It’s a true story about James, a regular guy in his thirties, who gets hit in the head by a heavy tool at work one day. When he goes to the hospital, the doctor tells him that it’s just a concussion and to go home and rest.
However, it’s not a concussion that James has suffered. After the accident, he experiences dramatic changes in his personality and painful migraines. This book is about his journey in getting a proper diagnosis and how hard it is to fight a system that doesn’t believe in you. We follow James as he learns how to adapt to living with painful symptoms, new personality traits and accepting that he is a young man who can’t work for a living. Throughout the book, he realises his self-worth and finds routines that make life meaningful.
James Shover writes in a straightforward and authentic way. It’s engaging and relatable, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
This book is for anyone who has struggled with mental health issues, has gone through drastic changes in their lives or knows someone who has. To sum it up—it’s for everyone.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.