By: Dee J. Adams
Congratulations to "Christina", the winner of Dee's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated.
The third book in my Adrenaline Highs series is here! Dangerously Close deals with a few topics, but one in particular is close to my heart. Before losing her sight in a fall, Ashley suffers from occasional migraines. I didn’t have to do a ton of research on migraine headaches since I suffered from a few as a teenager. Those headaches put pressure on my optic nerve and caused temporary blindness. I could always tell when those migraines were incoming because of the checkerboard vision I got beforehand. One time, I think I was in fifth or sixth grade, I was taking a test and I couldn’t read the test questions. Every time I read the same question I saw different words. “Town” became “own.” “This” became “his.” Etc… You can see how this would scare an elementary school student.
When I realized what was happening and told the teacher, my sight was already beginning to tunnel. I remember walking to the nurse’s office and by the time I made it there, I could only see directly in front of me. By the time my mother picked me up about ten minutes later and we walked to the car, I was completely blind. You’d think I’d have been terrified, but I was actually more astounded that I couldn’t see anything. I mean think about it… thirty minutes before I could see fine and now, out in the bright sunlight, feeling the heat of the day on my face, and I couldn’t see a thing. Keep in mind, I’d watched my sister go through the same thing a handful of times before me so I pretty much knew what was happening and knew I’d get my vision back, but it was the oddest sensation to have my eyes open and see nothing but blackness in the middle of the day.
I can honestly say that most of my characters have some part of me in them. Ellie (from Danger Zone) and I shared a learning disability and now Ashley inherited my migraine headaches. I've had some very weird things happen in my life and I’m afraid they might all find their way into many of my characters.
I’m giving away a digital copy of Dangerously Close to one lucky commenter. Can you tell the most interesting or weird thing that has happened in your life or someone you know?
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