About Psychewriter

Hi, welcome to my page. I am a psychotherapist and author. I write both fiction and non-fiction, comment on trends in my field, including the social implications. My latest project is a novel entitled The Situation, which is a follow up to my 2012 novel Crystal From The Hills. These are surrealist fictions about an accident, a disappearance, a trauma, and a mystery. The Situation recently received a four star review from Clarion magazine.

https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/the-situation/

I will also be blogging my book about adolescent substance abuse treatment, entitled Working Through Rehab, as well related issues.

Further information can be found through my professional website: http://www.selfinaddiction.com

Thanks,

Graeme Daniels

One response to “About Psychewriter

  1. David Shaw

    I am writing to congratulate you on Crystal from the Hills which I finished reading last night. I was gripped from the arresting opening page and was so engaged in the second half of the book that I had to manage my time to allow long enough sessions. I found the rise in tension in the last 100 pages or so to be really gripping and right to the end I thought that Weed might reappear, though your ending was a good choice. I thought that your psychological and psychiatric knowledge was handled far better in this one: you knew from the outset the nature of Chris’s problem but you only drip fed it to us. The interspersed chapters of case history were a good idea handled well. The only other novel with a psychiatric background I can remember is Sebastian Faulks’ Enderby and whilst his use of language is not to be expected (unless you were to hit the big time!) I enjoyed your book in the same way as I did his. On the subject of language you could still help the layman by using fewer words that have their place in academic writing and don’t mean much to others. I hope you will be encouraged to write again as you have shown a talent for providing a structure of rising tension that wasn’t apparent to me in the first two books. I think I said to you after the second one that I wanted to be presented with a character I could feel sympathy and understanding with and I am happy that this time you have achieved that. I hope you manage to get through to a big enough reading public as this time you deserve it.

    Good luck and well done

    David

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