Flying towards Hell is a first collection of poetry about living with depression. More specifically about living within a 'bubble' and the difficult and painful thinking within the mind of Anna O.
The book interspersed with colour photographs of mainly flowers, taken as Anna began to recover.
A black/white version is also available (with less photos).
Proceeds from sale of this book will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
I live in southern England and this is my first book, possibly my only book. When you are depressed you are often encouraged to write down how you are feeling and I did write a lot and the resulting poetry forms this book. The writing has been emotional and I did not believe my poems were ''good enough' to even consider publishing but my counselling team have encouraged me to do so. I hope you will read and decide for yourself if they have any merit, and that some of the book will be enlightening to those have never had depression, anxiety or cancer and helpful to those who still do, in acknowledging or exploring their feelings. I have recently become interested in taking macro photos of flowers with a new camera and you will see some of these in the colour version of my book. Emerging photography is on Red Bubble at www.redbubble.com/people/AnnaO All proceeds from my book will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Flying towards Hell Published May 31, 2009