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Hello fellow members,

I've been a member of for a number of years. It was around the time I joined that I began to write my memoir My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness and it was published in 2010. It's available on Amazon in print and as an ebook.

As you may know I was a columnist for Majestic for a year and an editor for Majestic for 2 years.

I have some exciting news. I am the recipient of a prestigious award in BC. relating to inspiring others through my writing and public speaking.

Please check out this article:

Courage to Come Back Award

Sandra Yuen MacKay

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The following comments are for "Award for Sandra"
by sandra

Congratulations! It's good to read of a fellow Litster being recognized for her hard work.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: April 10, 2012 )

@Francisco et al.
Thanks Francisco!

I started writing my memoir around the time I joined and through writing for Majestic I learned a lot too.

So part of receiving this award is about my talent to write.

So thanks to my friends at who encouraged, helped me to improve, and supported my writing.


( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: April 10, 2012 )

Thank You Sandra!
As an early fan, I knew your book would be a success...but your greatest achievment was being able to communicate with others similarly affected, and give them hope and encouragement.

I'm soo happy for you...hope your new book will be equally successful!

Thank you also for giving Lit.Org credit for contributing to your success...we are ALL indebted to her...but not enough people acknowledge that fact publicly!

Thank you for that!
Love ya,

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 10, 2012 )

Thanks Bea!

You knew before I knew! lol

best wishes,

( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: April 10, 2012 )

Just a youngster then

MacKay, a youthful-looking 46-year-old writer who’s got a quick and easy giggle,

Hi Sandra

Well done and plenty more years left to write even more.....

Hope you enjoy the evening at Vancouver Trade and Convention Center on Thur May 17.


( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: April 12, 2012 )

Hey Eric

Thanks for your note!

I was interviewed for a Chinese newspaper but I don't speak or read Chinese. I read the English translation which was kind of rough because it was based on Chinese characters.

Next News 1130 AM and Global TV and a huge gala in May. After that, it's back to writing!


( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: April 13, 2012 )

Sandra's Award
For those that don't have their very own copy of that book, shame on you!!!! I have an autographed copy and I've read it 3 times. It's an awesome book.

Congrats Sandra!!!!!


( Posted by: HeRoCoMpLeX [Member] On: April 14, 2012 )

an honourable woman
Sandra, you know how thrilled I was to hear about this. It's such a treat to read about someone that I've actually met! Those who haven't met Sandra in person can believe she is written about with clarity. I was so impressed with how the reporter captured Sandra's personality I sent her an e-mail. To be touted in a large newspaper in the 3rd largest city in Canada is no paltry feat. I'm as chuffed for her triumph as I was when I lassoed an interview on CBC radio.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 14, 2012 )

@Dave and Pen
Hey Dave,
THANKS! I'm glad you are getting a lot of mileage out of that book!
I'm patiently waiting for one of yours to come out!

Thanks! She mentioned 'a youthful-looking 46-year-old writer who’s got a quick and easy giggle.' Yeah that's me!

I remember that CBC radio interview you had, but it didn't beat meeting you in person.
best wishes,

( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: April 15, 2012 )

youthful for sure!
If memory serves me correctly I had you pegged for the 30ish crowd.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 17, 2012 )

After 29 I stopped counting :-)


( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: April 17, 2012 )

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