Hi. I’m Charise.

I’m a mom, writer, and robotics engineer. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2017. It was devastating. I began to write.

My books are about denial, recovery, and stigma. Click a button or scroll down to learn more.

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{fiction, mental health, upper middle grades, launches 02/2023}

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About Me

I was a robotics engineer for fifteen years before becoming a writer. In 2017 I experienced my first manic episode at age 40. I was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar 1 mood disorder. Over the following three years I wrote a memoir about my experiences, the mental health care system, and society. Learn about my memoir, Crazy, here, and my new book, Normal, here.

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