And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Gaze Into Me is the book of my heart. There are few people untouched by depression and mental illness. Whether it is through their own struggle or the struggle of a loved one.

With this book I want to raise awareness, increase understanding and reduce stigma that can have a debilitating effect on peoples lives.

Gaze into me

A chilling recount of a young girl's struggle to come to terms with her mental illness.

As a member of the Program, twenty-one-year-old Ali lives the life of a slave when an unscheduled health check reveals her impending death. The upcoming implantation of a mind-controlling microchip into her brain will kill her within two short weeks.

Desperate to live, Ali turns to artificial intelligence specialist Rob for help. Together, they hatch a dangerous plan to escape.

But the leader of the Program has a personal interest in seeing Ali inaugurated and the power and means to enforce his will. As Ali is pressured into submitting to the implantation procedure, she must realise that the microchip is turning her own mind into her biggest enemy. And that the dangerous attraction growing between her and Rob could easily end up destroying them both.


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