Feb 22, 2023
Liv Arnold is an author of colour writing diverse books on real
issues like mental health and consent. Like many women, she has experienced sexual
harassment which has affected her
“I want to do right by my readers and show what is and is not acceptable. Enough people are silenced through shame, society’s perceptions, and sexism. There’s not enough awareness of mental health. I have found peace through prose,” Ms. Arnold says.
As she has experienced anxiety most of her life, she will donate a percentage of the profits of her upcoming novel Stepping Stone (release date 11 July 2022) to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She turned to writing for therapy when medication, meditation, and counselling didn’t improve her symptoms.
The novel’s main male character has PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Ms. Arnold drew the challenges from real life and was inspired by a friend who served in Afghanistan. She writes authentic characters with relatable issues, championing the heroine taking control of her life and sexuality.