addiction, connection between mental illness and drugs, drugs, Memoir, Uncategorized

New Release Delayed

I was hoping to get my 7th book – Behind Blue Eyes – out this month sometime, but it will be delayed due to a new project that I have been asked to do. I am so excited about it and I wish I could tell you what it is, but it’s going to be a surprise! (Especially for me if it all goes well!) I just wanted to keep you all updated and as always LOVE – PEACE – HAPPINESS – and STRENGTH – Susie


Yes Another Change!

I have changed the title and also the cover! I hope to get this book done soon. I have so many other projects lined up and of course not quite enough time!

There is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Someone Like Me a Memoir by Susan Segovia-Munoz

                              Someone Like Me a Memoir: The American Opioid Epidemic and Mental Illness (Sweet Melissa #7)

In book #7, I am not only going to tell you about my life after prison, but I am going to try to explain why I made the initial transaction to prostitution, drug addiction, and crime with so little (if any at all) resistance.  At first, I was going to re-write Book #1, but I decided that I would take my story to a different level.  I want to help and educate others so they won’t make the same mistakes and lifestyle choices that I did.  Mental illness is a big factor here, and as crazy (no pun intended) as this may sound, I had absolutely no idea that there was something wrong with me mentally.  Sure, I knew I was an addict (but until recently) I didn’t know why I so easily allowed myself to get sucked into a world that I was taught to avoid and that I knew was wrong.  I have finally been able to put the pieces of my puzzle together after my diagnosis, and things are starting to make sense.  Bipolar Disorder and ADHD (as well as many other mental illnesses, such as PTSD) have a big connection with addiction.  I believe that if a proper diagnosis is made early in a child’s life that he/she will (more than likely) avoid making poor choices and, also have a better chance of not becoming addicted to an illegal narcotic.  I also believe that addiction is a disease (of course, I’m not a doctor) but I think an addicts brain is wired a bit different than the so-called “normal” or typical one.  I’m sure there are plenty of people who will argue this point (but for me personally) I genuinely believe, that had I gotten the proper treatment at an early age, I would not have lived my life the way I did.  I wouldn’t have been so reckless and disregardful of not only myself but to everyone around me.




My Name Is Susie and I’m a Comma Addict!

I have just finished revising and attempting to re-edit my first book, Sweet Melissa: Ignorance is not Bliss.  I have added some dialogue and descriptive words to show my emotion at the time. I had to use the Thesaurus (a lot) and I do hope I chose the correct words, but if I didn’t, you know what? I tried!  That’s all I can do and learn by my mistakes and make the best of things.  Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get it right.  I am drug-free, and doing something I have always wanted to do,but feared to do so because of rejection or ridicule. I wrote my story and exposed my life because I believe it can help someone.  If I can do it, so can you! I take constructive criticism and learn from it.  I try my best to apply what other’s have pointed out and what they have found to be lacking or missing completely.  There has been one thing that has indeed been consistent though, and that is my penchant for sticking commas where they don’t belong and overusing them to the point of “Where is my eraser!”  Well, I use them to pause the flow of the sentence, or just because my fingers intermittently hit to the comma key like a reflex. I confess, I am a comma addict but it beats heroin!  I don’t wake up sick anymore and it’s not because I don’t have a comma sitting on the nightstand waiting me me in the morning.


Book 6 is “The One” Nov. 1, 2017

I always learn things the hard way and writing is no different.  I should have never put the other books of my series out so quickly but my impatient nature and my compulsive urge to “Go, Go, Go!” made me do it!  I have learned a lot through my other five books and I believe that number six will be “The One.”  The dangerous triggers have been omitted.  Book six will not only be exciting but it will give hope to anyone that reads it.  My dream is to inspire others that anything is possible.  People can and do change no matter what life, has either tossed at you or what you have welcomed with open arms.  It could possibly be the first book of the series instead of the last.  I recommend reading book six and sharing it with everyone you know, then if you want to know how I ended up where I did (read the book to find out!) and how it all began, read the first five.  I will be revising the others and putting everything I have learned so far into place.  I hope you have enjoyed my story so far and if you are new, welcome to my world!  This is not the end.  This is just a small piece of what I am. LOVE-PEACE-HAPPINESS-STRENGTH-susie