A.S. Face 0709: Jane Lark
I started writing my personal journey from when I first started suffering with AS on a blog called Battling Ankylosing Spondylitis this year.
I started suffering with AS in 1991. I was not diagnosed until 2007. When in the end I diagnosed myself on the internet, I went to a doctor and said “Do you think I have this?” In 1996 I started writing and then while AS was my burden, writing became my escape.
After years of writing I have finally succeeded in winning a publishing contract and my debut novel is due to be published 2nd May 2013 (writing fiction has been my preferred painkiller for years and now I can share my escapism characters). Sapphire Star Publishing are the publisher. If you want to find out more about me go to www.janelark.co.uk or like me on my Facebook author page or follow me on twitter @janelark
I have a lot of people who read, comment on and re-tweet my AS blog, one of my real breakthroughs was discovering other people knew what I was going through, I felt normal then, so I love connecting with other people who have AS. People have said on my blog “You’re talking about me aren’t you?” It’s so great to have others who understand what you go through.