Check Mates is an original collection of fiction and poetry written about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by the people who know best - Obsessive-Compulsives. Split between 'realism' and stories of the 'beyond', there is a diverse range of styles and genres, and a mix of rage, frustration, tears, violence, pain, heartache, subversion,love, strength, metaphysics, philosophy, friendship, hope, and even a bit of humour. And maybe - just maybe - it will knock away a few stereotypes. NOTE: Part of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to OCD charities. Featuring writing by:'Kristen', Rose Gardener, 'Heather', 'Kristyn', Steven Mojsovski, Vrinda Pendred, 'Sad Clown', Laura Power, Laura Chi, Jennifer Abrams, Sharon Meyer, 'Ash', Mark W. Johnson, Beth Barker, E. I. Muse, 'Rich Writer' and Ryan Arroyo Illustrations by Stephen Leaver and Richard Krecker
VRINDA PENDRED is the author of the YA sci-fi / fantasy series 'The Descendants', now available for Kindle. Book 1 'Mythos' is FREE.
Also available is Vrinda's first novel, 'The Ladder', a story about two friends learning to grow through their difficult childhoods and find the light that lies inside themselves.
Vrinda is a BA Honours graduate in English with Creative Writing from Brunel University in London. Raised in Phoenix, Arizona until she was 16 years old, Vrinda now lives in Hertfordshire, England with her husband and son. In addition to writing, Vrinda also works as an editor and proofreader, and gives private English tuition.
She is also the founder of Conditional Publications, an independent charitable publishing house for writers diagnosed with neurological conditions, whose first publication was 'Check Mates: A Collection of Fiction, Poetry and Artwork about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, by People with OCD', which hit #2 on Amazon of all books on compulsive disorders when it came out in 2010. Vrinda contributed three of her own short stories to the collection, in addition to her role as editor.
You can read her short story 'Black Holes' for free in the online magazine Devilfish Review, here: http://tinyurl.com/bmqpk52
Contact Vrinda at https://www.facebook.com/VrindaPendredAuthor
Visit her official webpage at www.vrindapendred.com
Read about Conditional Publications at www.conditionalpublications.com