2) The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati. Bipolar disorder? Check. Character has a specific name for her mental illness (in this case, "Zero")? Double check.
3) When They Fade by Jeyn Roberts. Paranormal murder mystery fun times!
4) A World Without You by Beth Revis. Schizophrenia! Beth Revis!
5) The Last Full Measure by Trent Reedy. I have an unexpected love for this series.
6) The Skylighter by Becky Wallace. The first book was fantastic! I want more.
8) Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie. Empathic main character, and I've met the author.
9) Beyond the Red by Ava Jae. I know Ava a little better than I know Kathryn, and let me tell you, she's a legit kind of person.
10) Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. Angry magic murder queens!
Quick health update: My situation took another turn for the worse just before Christmas. Along with my continued symptoms and a few other new ones, I'm now having intermittent upper body tremors, of the titubation type. We have yet to find an answer (my MRI was normal), but it's pretty clear that something's going really wrong, something more than just the fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis. Es no bueno, but at least that means more opportunities for treatment, once we figure out what's happening! All I know is that my body is #done.
Unfortunately, this has necessited my early retirement from Ch1Con, although, given the nature of the conference, that would've had to happen soon anyway. I've graduated from college and am getting to be less of a "young writer" by our standards. :) I'm very grateful for all the opportunities and experiences the conference has given me, and it continues to have my full support. I <3 all y'all who have been my teammates in this adventure! You're truly fantastic people.
In any case, I hope this new year will bring answers and solutions.