Non-Fiction / Memoir
Date Published: April 2, 2018
Publisher: Chatnoir Press
Lena Hubin is a straight-A college senior when she lands in a psych ward. After her release, psychotherapy, illicit drugs, and sex distract her from her chronic anxiety--but none yields lasting relief. Despite teaching abroad, marrying, earning a masters and adopting two children, she remains haunted by anxiety. In her fifties, Lena returns with her family to the U.S., anticipating peace of mind. But when her son struggles with alcoholism, she feels her sanity swirling down the drain like the liquor she would dump--if she could find it. In a quest to help him, the author starts a journey that will change her life for good.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Deciding what critiquers’ advice to take and leave, then revising,
and then knowing when to stop revising.
What songs are most played on your iPod?
I have no iPod, but I like listening to international music:
Latin, African, Indian.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I have two skilled and faithful critique partners,
and a few beta readers as well.
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading a dark, droll little novel called The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared,
by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson.
How did you start your writing career?
Writing is one of several creative avocations for me. I’ve written since I was very young, winning a contest in 8th grade, then publishing letters and articles in newspapers, journals, and magazines.
Tell us about your next release.
I’m shaping chapters and other short writings
to submit to various venues.
About the Author
Lena Hubin has been writing since she was a young kid growing up on a small Wisconsin dairy farm. She has had essays and articles published in ISS Newslinks, The International Educator, Midwest Living, and The Sun. For four years she wrote quarterly book reviews for In Recovery Magazine. She has a masters degree in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno. Lena writes, plays piano, teaches, and works for social justice in Prescott, Arizona, where she lives with her husband, dog, and cat.