FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – “Identity Crisis” by M. K. Dalglish & Sally E. Dalglish


ISBN #978-1787190702


9th January 2017

“Identity Crisis” by M. K. Dalglish & Sally E. Dalglish is published

A portrait of a family profoundly affected by the extreme highs and lows of four siblings with bipolar symptoms

About the Book:

No mother has endured four children with the manic-depressive gene for 36 years, and, in league with one of her offspring, written about the lack of inhibition, horror and vigilance accompanying extreme moods.

This is a candid study from insiders of the communication breakdowns, medication, red tape, misunderstandings and suicide of one family member. Sally and Simon are survivors, and Charles, though suffering highs and lows is too quick-witted by far to get entangled with the medical world.

Mum’s mother, Dandan, “never approached anything directly. She was feline in her inconsequential tangent-like approach to something upon which her mind was set like a vice.”

Alex was often mistaken for a doctor at the nurses’ parties where he worked and was much admired as an artist. Deranged, he was unable to admit himself to a mental hospital and wrought havoc in his dream house. “Mum awoke to a thunderous racket. All the doors in the house were forcibly banged and torn open and banged again. There was a noise of shattering glass and china and heavy footfalls pounding on the stairs. Mum’s heart beat loudly. She breathed heavily. She knew Alex would not hurt her when he was himself. He was a gentle being. Now he was certainly not himself. She cowered under the bedclothes.”

Mum, who had to contend with her indomitable mother and innumerable harrowing experiences could still, aged 98, say, “I’ve had many happy days in my life.”

Amazon reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling rollercoaster of a read

By Gill Zukovskis on 6 Nov. 2016

Format: Hardcover

I found this personal testimony gripping and moving. It is a portrait of a family profoundly affected by the extreme highs and lows of four siblings with bipolar symptoms, suffered to varying degrees. The descriptions, written by Sally, one of the four children, in conjunction with her mother, give a vivid and poignant account of ongoing crises and interludes in between. What shines through most powerfully for me, along with the pain, fear and sadness of the family members and those close to them, is their tremendous capacity for endurance and resilience, and the touches of sometimes black humour. As well as offering a compelling family biography for general readers, I think this ‘insider’s guide’ would serve as a valuable teaching resource for health professionals, to raise awareness of the tremendous stresses and strains encountered by both patients and carers, and to help understand the potential effects of both supportive and unhelpful official interventions.

5.0 out of 5 stars A book to change perceptions of mental health

By Norma Gunn on 9 Dec. 2016

Format: Hardcover

The book is written both from the heart and from the point of a personal life-time experience of mental health issues. Having read the prequel, Screaming Dove, I was once again so impressed with the courage of the author’s mother in dealing with crisis after crisis for her children. I think this is a book which will bring an understanding to humankind, outwith the mental health field, of the difficulties which face people who are faced with the constant challenges and crisis which their condition puts them in. Understanding brings about change in attitude. I am sure it is a book which will bring comfort and relief to other families who suffer in the same way and could change our perception of mental health and its ensuing problems.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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