News

 

The Storms That Fated Us is now available on paperback. 

 

Read more news.

Get In Touch

I always love to hear from my readers. Please don't hesitate to contact me at authorjpsummers@gmail.com.

Author JP Summers....writer and advocate for headache disorders

The Countdown to Headache On The Hill is on......

Jan 15, 2014
Over the summer I made the bold decision to stop suffering from my chronic pain in silence and look online to see if I could find at least one support group that might be able to offer me some answers to why my health wasn't improving. To my surprise, Facebook was flooded with so many types of groups dealing with the issues I had been facing for over a year now. When I first joined, I wasn't sure how I would go about telling people about myself. In my mind, my condition was bad, but it might not be that bad compared to others and if I did share what was going on with me would it come off as being like I was over reacting?

As I read post after post I started to realize that so many others were suffering from chronic migraines and had the same troubling issues as I did. For the first time I didn't feel alone and that was a great feeling. I started to make new friends and learn more about migraines.

After a few weeks things began to change for me on a personal level. I was starting to feel like a little of my old self had returned. I believe that had a lot to do with all of the emotional support I received and my first round of botox treatments.
Things were finally looking up....or so I thought.

Something tragically happened in one of my support groups. Something so shocking I found myself at a total loss for words and worried about how my future would be if the next round of botox didn't help. It was really an eye opening experience. One that completely changed the course in which my life would now go in.

Once I learned the truth about how migraine research was so underfunded that research was far where it should be on the matter, I was angry and very frustrated. I hated being in constant pain! I didn't want to spend the rest of my life stuck in my dark bedroom because it was the only way I could function.

I decided to follow the advice of some people in one of my support groups and reach out to my senator. When I heard back it was wonderful news that she supported funding research for people like me that suffer on a daily basis.

After that I decided it was important to keep the momentum going. I needed to join other advocates in Washington DC and do my part in spreading awareness. So I booked my plane ticket and made all the arrangements to make sure I was in attendance for Headache On The Hill in February.

I wouldn't wish my chronic migraines or cluster headaches on anyone, but for those who already suffer I am going to do whatever I can to be heard. I may be one person, but I am one of many ready to make a powerful, lasting impression to get our point across.

Add comment

Connect On Facebook

Find out about my upcoming book releases and events I'll be attending on my Facebook page.

Follow Me on Pinterest
My Button
Seeking Book Boyfriends Button
Where does the inspiration for writing the dramatic scenes between Carson and Tia come from? How Robert Duncan, The Brilliant Composer of Castle, Played A Role In Helping Me Write "The Storms That Fated Us"

 

My appearence on Huff Post Live with Nancy Redd to discuss how chronic migraines has changed my life.

 

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/the-dangers-of-chronic-migraines/529f4ec602a7600cfd00008d

THE STORMS THAT FATED US appeared on multiple best seller lists including New Adult & College, Suspense Romance and Contemporary Romance.

 

The Storms That Fated Us reached #1 on Amazon's best seller lists for Hispanic American Literature & Fiction and Hispanic American Literature. The novel also peaked at #13 on the Multicultural & Interracial Romance best seller list.





The Storms That Fated Us is going to be very different from all my other, earlier books; that much I can tell you. Interested? Take a sneak preview now.

Write a comment

Comments

  • Siggy Buckley (Friday, October 25 13 11:26 am EDT)

    Great page! Congrats on the new book.All of that with your medical issues.Keep in touch please. WGT www.writersgettogether.blogspot.com is featuring JP today!

  • Siggy Buckley (Friday, October 25 13 11:28 am EDT)

    Great page! Achieving all of that with your medical problems! We're featuring JP today on www.writersgettogether.blogspot.com

  • Julie Walker (Saturday, December 07 13 07:52 pm EST)

    I'm a 43 y/o migraineur and I've had them since I was 14. They have affected my family life so much, even put me in bed for days. I will be buying your book. Thanks for your word on migraines. Some people really do not understand our pain. Blessings to you.

Please enter the code
* Required fields

Print Print | Sitemap
© JP Summers