Award-winning author Amanda LaPera is a mental health advocate, family member and individual who lives with a mental illness, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Orange County Affiliate (NAMI-OC)


Her creative works, including short stories and poetry, which often address mental illness, have been published in a variety of anthologies and websites. Her oil and acrylic paintings are usually of landscapes.

She lives in California where she teaches English, enjoys spending time with her children and dogs, and continues to write.


Amanda LaPera is available for professional speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including mental illness and laws related to severe mental illness, mental illness from the perspective of a family member, individual, and advocate, as well as mental health in high schools.


Adamo Press is proud to present her debut book, LOSING DAD, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope.

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