• The Trilogy of Bipolar Management: Part II Grounded: Facing the Down Side

    This book is the second part of a trilogy about the author’s battle with bipolar disorder. In this volume, the author struggles with depression as it affects every part of her life. The medications she is prescribed make her feel detached from her emotions and dumbed down. She learns ways to deal with these obstacles and finds better medications that don’t have bad side effects. She is learning how to be a “high-functioning” manic-depressive.

    About the Author:

    The author is a happy grandma who lives far from her children but loves living in the state of Virginia with a roommate who happens to be her ex-husband and their affectionate Border Collie. She loves swimming, reading, and watching well-made movies. She works part-time as a Technical Writer and Editor in the real professional world, and in her spare time she edits books written by hopeful, mostly unpublished authors.

  • The Trilogy of Bipolar Management

    By the time I was 50 I had been committed to psychiatric wards four times, attempted suicide a dozen times, divorced twice, roved from job to job and home to home, subjected myself to analysis by dozens of therapists and psychiatrists, used sex and drugs freely as needed to control my moods, took dozens of psychotropic medications, slept with 100 men and women, and spent several fortunes. I continued to look for the perfect drug to control my mood swings without horrible side effects. There didn’t seem to be one.

    About the author:

    Kris Rock is a retired Technical Writer and grandmother who has had many homes but presently lives in Newport News, VA. She has three children, three grandchildren, and one Border Collie. She enjoyed a 25-year career as a Technical Writer and Editor, during which she worked on a wide variety of documents for NASA Langley Research Center and many military aircraft companies. She attended 13 different universities and earned almost 500 college credits in subjects as varied as mechanical engineering, anthropology, business, nursing, and many others. In retirement she works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as being a delivery driver for a popular fast food chain. She also plays competitive duplicate bridge. She swims for an hour most mornings and enjoys walking. Her goal in life is to write more books and help others realize their dreams of doing the same. In the last few years she has edited ten memoirs and submitted two other books for publication.