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I am a writer. My first published book Like Interrupted, It's Not All About Me is a self-help memoir. Recently you may have read about my candid and humble self-help memoir that I have written entitled Life Interrupted, It’s Not All about Me. In the book I share with readers, my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and how my poor me attitude cost me my marriage. I hope that others might learn from my relationship destroying mistakes and recognize the damage you are likely unknowingly causing to your relationships as a result of things like feelings of diminishing self-worth, loss of self-esteem and increasing anger __often misdirected__which I know firsthand will destroy one’s relationships without help..
If a writer, are you published, pre-pubbed, or self-published?
Originally my book was self published by BookSurge.com in June of 2007 and was later picked up and published by the Christian publisher, Tate publishing and enterprises in October 2008.
As a writer, what type of stories do you Write or Read?
Your occupation vs. your spiritual vocation
by Chris Tatevosian
I have written a book that I believe glorifies God. I have shared numerous discussions and held book signings at Christian churches, libraries, coffee houses and bookstores here in Massachusetts and my goal in each has been the same. That is to help those struggling with relationship issues as a result of life being interrupted by a chronic illness. A situation with which, I am all-too-familiar.
Allow me to introduce myself ,”Life Interrupted-It’s Not All About Me”, by Chris Tatevosian is my real life story dealing with marriage interrupted by multiple sclerosis, the emotional issues and possible coping skills. It could have been any chronic illness or disability or anybody’s relationship, but my goal for writing this book is the same. My goal is to help others in similar situations recognize and eliminate the growth of the relationship destroying “poor me” attitude; which frequently accompanies chronic illnesses.
Much of this information within the book may seem obvious, but as I learned the hard way, the obvious becomes clouded when life is interrupted by chronic illness or disability. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over twenty-nine years ago, when I was a freshman in college. The disease would eventually result in the demise of my marriage. Whether you are the patient, a family member and or the caregiver this book is for you. If by writing this book, just one relationship is benefited it will have been a success and well worth exposing my past, literally making my life an open book.
By sharing my actual experiences with chronic illness and divorce I hope to provide others with the knowledge, awareness and understanding intended to help them avoid making the same relationship destroying mistakes that I did by dealing more positively with the emotional and physical stresses put on a relationship when life is interrupted by chronic illness or disability.
So, how does your occupation vs. your spiritual vocation find its way to being the title of such an article you ask? First, we must differentiate between the two. Your occupation is what you do to make money…..your job. Your spiritual vocation is a gift, a good and talent that you possess which you choose to utilize to please God. For example, you may be a gifted artist, singer, writer or homebuilder whatever it is, it is a gift from God that we as people turn around and utilize to please God by showing others His glorious love at work within us. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
As a reader, what is your favorite genre, writer?
Christian and spiritual
If you're an industry professional, tell us a little about your area of interest.
I'm not sure what it means to be in industry professional. Go ahead, laugh! Come on, I'm a retired quality assurance chemical analyst.
I had been unable to work since 1993 due to multiple sclerosis , but I have since written a book, become an active magazine and Internet columnist and blogtalk radio cohost on the show "Winning Life through Pain" which airs Tuesdays at 2 PM Eastern. Log in to www.rsdcoachlive.com or call in to listen or ask questions. The calling number is 1 347-324-5661. Please join us on Tuesdays and have a great day.
How did you come to know about WRDF?
Through Candy O'Donnell
What is your first impression of our site?
The concept is fantastic and I really look forward to being a part of its growth as an author and innovator.
You may not know me or my work but I am the author of six critically acclaimed, award winning novels and I have been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. On Jan 9th 2010 my debut novel SUGAR will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary and I hope you will buy a copy or to help commemorate this milestone. And yes, Kindle purchases count!
Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:
"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison
“Bernice L. McFadden is a master storyteller.” Adriana Trigiana
"Vivid." - The New York Times
"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post
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