Staying in with T. Stedman


I’ve been lucky to host an eclectic array of authors in this Linda’s Book Bag ‘Staying in with…’ feature and I never know what they are going to bring along, especially if they write in more than one genre. Today I’m excited to know which of her books T Stedman has brought to share with me.

If you’re an author who’d also like to stay in with me to tell me about one of your books, please click here for more details.

Staying in with T Stedman

Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?

I have brought along My Migraine Story because it is my first Non-Fiction project which grew out of my blog I’m a chronic migraineur myself and It’s the place where I record my own clinical trials; what worked and what didn’t.


(My goodness. I think there will be many blog readers who could do with My Migraine Story, me included!)

What can we expect from an evening in with My Migraine Story?

An evening with My Migraine Story will tell you everything you need to know to battle your migraines and the anxiety and depression that accompanies it. It will help you understand more about your incredible excitable brain, and how to work with it to free the hidden creative you.

(Sounds perfect!)

Writing it has enabled me to make some wonderful friends with fellow sufferers, some have given me some wonderful feedback  –

One said: “This book also gives recipe tips and tells of how even supplements, household cleaning products and toiletries can be triggers, and gives examples of safe alternatives… Most of all, she gives even the most extreme sufferer hope that there is light at the end of tunnel – & NOT the flashing zigzag kind!”

Another: “There is definitely an important lesson to be learned here about taking matters into one’s own hands in order to enjoy better health and a more fulfilling life. Highly recommended to any migraineur who wants to take back control of their life.”

And lastly: “I highly recommend this book to the chronic migraine and episodic migraine patient. It has given me hope and it reiterates a lot of the ways I am already approaching my healing. Tracy has such a loving and caring and down-to-earth tone that it really feels like I am listening to an old trusted friend. I commend her for taking her health into her own hands because that isn’t always the easiest thing to do. She is the definition of advocating for yourself when it comes to migraine, mental health, and overall well-being.”

I usually write in the Dark Romance genre: but writing this book and giving something back has been extremely rewarding.

(I imagine it has. I have never forgotten the first migraine I ever had when I really thought I was going blind because all I could see was a waterfall of zig-zag black and white lines. I’m sure sufferers will be clamouring to read My Migraine Story.)

What else have you brought along and why?

For our evening in I’ve brought along a reminder “Each migraineur is an individual and should be treated as a whole person—that is for pain, as well as the healing of the mind and the body.”

We have to start living and for that we have to come out of the dark and into the light …

What a smashing sentiment. Thanks so much for staying in with me and bringing along a book that I’m sure will be useful to so many.

My Migraine Story


More than a list of common triggers and remedies, My Migraine Story, is an emotionally candid personal account, learned through trial and error and bitter experience.

Tracy is a life-long migraine sufferer. By the time she was forty-five years old she was out of action for half of every month. She’d been made redundant, her marriage had broken down and she’d become suicidal.

Something needed to be done.

With only her love of the outdoors, health and wellbeing, she set out on a journey to chase her dream of being a writer.

But first she must fight her curse.

She started by examining herself closely – what she did, what she ate and how she felt, and recorded it all.

Looking closely at diet, supplements, hormones, cosmetics and mental wellbeing, no stone is left unturned. Tracy developed a positive mental attitude to migraine and really started to live.

This is a concise and detailed log of how she did it.

“The great thing is, I’m no longer in a prison. I’m only limited by my imagination …”

My Migraine Story is available for purchase here.

About T Stedman

T Stedman

T Stedman was born and brought up in Kent with her two younger brothers. She loved to dance, ride ponies and have her head stuck in a good book.

From a wild youth, she had many different jobs, from bar work to working for the NHS. And during that time spent long spells in Malta (the birth place of her paternal Grandmother) in a whirlwind of parties, clubs and music.

Writing from an early age was always a private thing; mainly poetry and short stories. Until the idea for the Atlantean race came to her and wouldn’t go away.

A strong thread throughout her writing is music, art and youth culture. Her stories are dark with flawed characters and are always sizzling hot.

T Stedman is author of the 21st Century Sirens Series, Diablo, and her blog – migrainewise. She still lives in Kent with her two grown kids, dogs and horse.

You can follow T Stedman on Twitter @AuthorTStedman and visit her website. You’ll also find her on Facebook.

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