Acclaimed author of 17 novels (my dogs and mother adore me).
World traveler (still gobsmacked over the stars in the Sahara).
And survivor (of three dirty-fighting gremlins: Anxiety, Panic and OCD).
This is me. Chloe Stowe.
If you’ve found your way here, you’ve most likely arrived on the coattails of my blog, The Words and Madness of Chloe Stowe. Started in 2012, my daily rantings now number in the thousands.
Ranging from humorous to moody, poignant to absurd, these tiny tidbits of thought began as a way to get my name “out there.” But it has long since morphed into an effort just to “be there” for anybody out there struggling with words or madness, like me.
Quick biographical sketch?
Nerd turned nut at nineteen.
In my sophomore year at Auburn University, I was taken out at the knees by severe panic attacks. Chronic anxiety soon joined the dogpile, followed shortly by OCD tendencies.
Oh, it was ugly.
I eventually had to quit school and soon quit life, as well. I spent a good chunk of my 20’s not able to leave my room.
Twenty years later, it still can get ugly in my head. Thanks to meds and doctors, however, I am able to lead a better life, now. I still can’t work outside the house, but I can live.. and smile… and write. What else does a mad soul need?
So, here I am.
Broken, but stubbornly present.
Bottom line: I hope my voice proves company to someone lonely out there.
Thanks for reading!