Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out


Bio/Memoir - Women's Studies
Date Published: 4/17/2011

Anya Michaels is having the time of her life. She has the man of her dreams by her side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar and fancy dinners at the most expensive restaurants, she has a string of adoring friends. Everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, "You are sick."


Being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, her world starts to fall apart, one piece at a time. Now dumped, her four year relationship is nothing but a memory filled with pictures, thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hide her condition. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster.


Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she never dreamed of planning for herself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changes in her life and realization sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out.


(20% of royalties will be donated to the National Organisation of Rare Disorders)



My Review

This is a very powerful and gripping story of a strong woman. The fact that is is all based on true events makes it that much more touching. The phrase, "When it rains, it pours" really comes to mind here. Wow, how heartbreaking to go from one extreme to the other like that and have to learn to lose all of the things that you loved and now deal with an illness you never even knew existed much less thought you would be affected by.

Inspiring, Heartbreaking, and so very real! 



International best-selling author, Pandora Poikilos has been writing for more than 10 years for various media which include newspapers, radio, television and various websites.

Diagnosed in 2003 with a rare neurological disorder, Benign Intracrannial Hypertension, she has since undergone brain surgery to have a VP Shunt fitted in her brain. Her debut novel - Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out was written when recovering from this surgery.

She is also the founder of Orangeberry Book Tours, a marketing and public relations site for authors which reaches out to readers of all genres. A social media enthusiast who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world, she wills away time in the real world by reading, writing and people watching.

Twitter: @PandoraPoikilos





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