My name is Suzie Grogan and I am a professional writer and researcher.
Currently I am working on three further books for Pen & Sword History, having had one, Shell Shocked Britain, published in October 2014.
In 2016, watch out for Death, Disease & Dissection , about the life of a surgeon-apothecary in the early 1800s.
The next looks at the rise of spiritualism during and after the First World War as a response to grief and then in 2018 I am taking a look at the monuments erected to memorialise the war, post Armistice....
To find out more do browse this site or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Shell-Shocked Britain was published on 2nd 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 book was published on 2nd October! Available from all good bookshops, online retailers such as Amazon, Waterstones and the publisher Pen & Sword books - for full details visit their website here or click on the links above.
The formal launch of Shell Shocked Britain took place at Foyles Bookshop in Bristol on 22nd October and was a great success. I am doing regular talks on the subject of the book at venues as far apart as Surrey, Leeds, London and Taunton, and was part of the Taunton Literary Festival on the 11th November 2014. Full details here.
To find out all the talks booked so far, see the list here.
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