Back In Six Weeks
It’s 1980, and Kate wants it all—her career as a food scientist, her sexy pilot husband, and a family. After the birth of her second child she expects to go back to work in six weeks, but a postpartum psychosis derails her plans. The harder Kate struggles to pull together the shattered pieces of her life, the more she fears she will ultimately lose everything. Postpartum psychosis can strike healthy happy women with no history of mental illness. Inspired by true events, this novel gives a compelling insight into a young mother’s quest to regain her sanity at a time when little was known, and less was spoken, about perinatal mood disorders.
About Sharon Gerdes (Denver, Colorado Author)
SHARON KAY GERDES is the author of over eighty non-fiction articles and a contributing author to four non-fiction books on food, nutrition, childcare and health topics. She consults with major food corporations on product development, nutrition and regulatory issues. She is an avid hiker, and enjoys adventure travel. She lives in Colorado with her husband of 40 years, a retired military and commercial pilot. This is her first novel.
Sharon served as PR/Media Chair and Vice-President of Postpartum Support International, an organization which supports women in the U.S. and over 50 countries. She helped organize the first World Maternal Mental Health Day and the first U.S. in-person support group for survivors of postpartum psychosis. She speaks internationally on health and wellness topics.