What Bipolar Disorder Is Like To Me

Greetings once again, my Dandelions, and welcome back. When I started this blogging journey about living with bipolar disorder, I honestly didn’t expect I’d stick with it. Which is strange because of how much I pride myself on helping others and being a strong advocate for mental health. I would say to myself “Who the…

Pitfalls of Miscommunication

Greetings my Dandelions, and welcome back as I continue this series of posts on mental illness. I’d like to thank each and every one of you for commenting and sharing these posts on social media. It means a lot to me. And not only that, it means a lot to someone who needed to see…

Untangling Irrational Thoughts

Being irrational is any person’s Achilles heel. Losing all sense of how to logically work through a situation and exploding into a fit of retail therapy, or comfort eating, or having a relationship altering meltdown. Like ending a friendship, or ending in divorce. Being accused of being irrational only exacerbates the situation. It’s the classic…

Dear Media: I Am Not A Murderer

We’ve seen it all. The villain with dissociative identity disorder, the sex-crazed bipolar femme fatale, the depressed bomber, the paranoid lone gunman, the schizophrenic baby snatcher…the list goes on. And on. And on. And on. Oh. We have seen it all. Over time there has been a massive outcry for diversity and visibility in today’s…

I Am Not Ashamed

Hello, Internet! I’m Lex Chase! I always start my blog posts like that, don’t I? Perky. Happy. Usually do a few catchy sentences about whatever topic. If it’s Flash Fiction Friday here on my blog or if I’m on a blog tour. But today, I’m not here to sell you anything. Let’s start again. My…

10-9: The Best Story That Never Was

Hello, Internet! Today is a very special personal holiday for me. Over a decade ago I had begun a story called 10-9. The entire plot, like pretty much all of my novels was inspired from a five-minute conversation with a friend. While it had more than a few moving parts, but the premise was a…

At The Movies with Lex Chase: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Aaaah. 10 Cloverfield Lane. I was pumped. As often as I invoke the name of Saint. J.J. Abrams, my expectations were in the stratosphere. Seriously. My own author bio that appears in every one of my books states I unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. Even five years after the show ended, I still talk about it….

At The Movies with Lex Chase: Zootopia

Hello, Internet! As my weekly Facebook check-ins indicate, I watch a lot of movies. So much I have to budget for IMAX 3D tickets. And today, I’m talking about Disney’s Zootopia AKA Breaking Baaa-aaaa-aaad. The premise of Zootopia is we meet Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), a sweet bunny who’s a little left of center….

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year, Internet! What a year it’s been. Hella stressful, but mostly good! Here’s a look back on the greatest hits and what you can expect for the coming year. Looking Back In December 2014, I signed on with DSP Publications. It was exciting, yet terrifying all at once. All of my books got postponed…

My Extreme Makeover Anniversary!

Happy Devil’s Night, Internet! Today is a special day for me. As you can see by this lovely dollar that I shamelessly posted in McGuire’s Irish Pub for all eternity, I bid a fond farewell to what used to be my chest. No, I didn’t have breast cancer, and bless those strong ladies! And no,…

When Bad Boys Make A Wrong Turn

As long as stories have been told there has always been the hero, the villain, the love interest and the wild card that is the bad boy. From the epic of Hector, the tale of the Huntsman, the alluring danger of Eric Northman—bad boys have endured. Bad boys do not fit a standard mold, bewitching…

Outline The Shit Out Of This: Part III

My favorite line in “The Martian” trailer, uttered by Matt Damon, is “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 17, 2015 Hello and welcome back to my Do The Shit Out Of This Series. You know, I’m going to be majorly bummed when The Martian…