My name is Suzie Grogan and I am a professional writer and researcher.
Currently I am working on three books for Pen & Sword History, the first of which, Shell Shocked Britain, will be published in October 2014.
In 2016, The Artists of World War One - Creating Memorials to the Great War will be on the shelves.
Also in 2016, watch out for Death, Disease & Dissection , about the life of a surgeon-apothecary in the early 1800s.
To find out more do browse this site or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Shell-Shocked Britain will be published in October 2014 by Pen and Sword Books.
The book looks at the effect of the First World War on the mental health of the troops and the families they came home to. It also examines how attitudes to psychological trauma changed and the impact of the trauma on subsequent generations. See the press release here for full details.
The launch of the book will take place at Foyles Bookshop in Bristol on 22nd October, although by then I will have done two talks - one on 8th October for Surrey Libraries War and Words commemoration of the First World War and another, on the 10th at The Museum of Somerset.
I am also thrilled to be working with the Leeds Big Bookend on an event at Waterstones in Leeds on 29th October 2014, and with Taunton Literary Festival for the 11th November. 2014.
I have now got a page dedicated to posts about shell shock and the First World War as reflected in the book on my blog, No wriggling out of writing.
Dandelions & Bad Hair Days... is an anthology of poetry and prose based on the 'mental health monthly' guest posts I host on my blog. Published by Dotterel Press, it shares the experiences of those that have lived through mental and emotional ill-health or who have lived with someone dealing with anxiety and depression.
For more details see www.dandelionsandbadhairdays.wordpress.com