Digital Journal Interview with Ksenia Anske, author of Siren Suicides

Digital Journal interview with Ksenia Anske, by Anne-Rae Vasquez

Siren, artwork by Anna Milioutina 2012

artwork by Anna Milioutina 2012

With the number of depression in teens rising, Ksenia Anske writes about teen suicide in her soon to be released novel, Siren Suicides. I had the opportunity to interview Ms. Anske for Digital Journal.

Here is a quote from the Digital Journal interview:

With over 15,000 Twitter followers, Anske blogs and interacts with her audience as she writes her book. Digital Journal interviewed Ms. Anske to learn about her unique writing process which involves constant feedback from her social media followers, her thoughts and experience about suicide and what inspired her to write Siren Suicides.

Digital Journal: What inspired you to write the book?

Ksenia Anske: I ran away from home at the age of 16 and have been battling suicidal thoughts, until I got pregnant with my daughter at 17 and gave birth to her at 18. She gave my life a new meaning, yet at age of 33 I started having suicidal thoughts again and decided to examine what it was that drove me to wanting to kill myself when I was a teenager. You can read more about it on my blog.

Writing my book was, in fact, part self-therapy, part an attempt to reach out to teenagers and hold their hand, hopefully stopping them from taking their life. And, even though my book is not published yet, I have managed to help one teenager talk about wanting to end his life – and I felt like my life was accomplished at that moment.

Read the full article at DigitalJournal.com: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/339362

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