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June Converse


June Converse

June's fiction revolves around trauma recovery and PTSD. Drawing on her own experiences, she is able to portray the mind of someone fighting to live a full life today regardless of what happened yesterday. Like her characters, June is continuously reaching for hope. She blogs openly at about her bipolar diagnosis and its impact on her and her family.

Her novel, Decide to Hope, (Amazon, 2018) is the first book in a planned trilogy that focuses on one woman's need to confront her trauma. In book two, Journey to Hope, the reader enters the actual recovery process—the fear and anger, the guilt and shame, and the desperate desire to avoid. Trauma is like a stone thrown in a pond. The ripple effect is beyond most people's understanding and impacts even those not directly involved.

She teaches a variety of writing courses in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs at both Emory University and Kennesaw State University.

June resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Dave. They have two children and two grandchildren, one old dog, and one young cat. She plans a speaking platform to reduce the stigma of mental health problems.