By Faith Bemiss
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Mo.
Writing a book isn’t what Whitney B. Cromley set out to do when she began writing a blog due to medical and mental health issues several years ago.
Cromley, of Sedalia, is announcing the publication of her book “A Life of Blessed Chaos My Daily Journey of Faith, Family and the Love of Coffee” today on social media. The book will be released March 12.
“I’ve been blogging for about eight years, and I’ve been asked several times ‘when are you going to write a book?'” she said Thursday. “I never set out to write one, but it just kind of happened.”
Much of the book is taken from her blog “Blessed Chaos,” but there is also new material as well. In the past three years, 63,000 viewers have read her blog.
Cromley’s journey into blogging was suggested by her therapist. She decided to place issues down on paper and share them in the blog; doing this helped her realize others have problems they deal with every day too. No one is really alone.
“I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder,” she said. “I wrote (my thoughts) down for myself and then as time went on I posted it on Facebook … and from there the blog just kind of blew up. I realized that talking about mental illness was important, so that was my mission for awhile. Then it just transpired … I lost my best friend to cancer a year ago, and I spent a lot of time the year before she passed away blogging about that.”