More than anything, this book is about courage—the courage to face your fears about your health and the courage to keep fighting for your dignity.
Super Sick is a geek's guide to making peace with chronic illness. Not only is it full of personal stories (my own and others'), but uses examples from pop culture to demonstrate how sick characters should be portrayed in fiction. Read the full synopsis and sneak preview here.
Super Sick is available now.
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Allison Alexander writes articles, edits sci-fi and fantasy books, and plays video games the rest of the time. She is the incurable author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, an honest (and occasionally sarcastic) testimony about living with a chronic illness.
Allison makes her home in Hoth, a.k.a. Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her husband and their imaginary pet dragon. You can also find her chasing bokoblins in Hyrule, traipsing with elves in Middle-earth, or blogging at aealexander.com.