Though her new book Equilibrium is fiction, Thomson had the very real experience of coping with mental illness in her own family when her oldest son was diagnosed with schizophrenia while she was writing the book. For support and education regarding mental illness, she recommends that readers visit NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Earlier this month I asked Thomson about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently finished reading an ARC for T. Greenwood’s new novel, Bodies of Water. Absolutely mesmerizing, the love story left me aching for the characters long after I’d closed the book. T. Greenwood’s lyrical prose pull you into the lives of the lovers until their obsession is yours, until you taste their fear and worry. Until you appreciate all the sweet, simple beauty in life. Not since long-ago reading Alice Walker’s The Color Purple have I had such a physical reaction to a novel.Visit Lorrie Thomson at her website, and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.