Author and mental health advocate,Nova Wallace graduated with honors, from Western Michigan University with a BA in Creative Writing. The talented artist also holds an AA in General Education from Lansing Community College. She is the author of Bipolar Bears and Finally Unrestricted. Currently, she resides in Michigan, where she works as a journalist and news writer.
She has spoken out publicly about her own struggles with mental health challenges including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She is an advocate for change regarding the negative attitudes and beliefs towards people who live with mental health conditions that are pervasive within the U.S. and can be particularly strong within the Black community.
I wrote Bipolar Bears as a voice for the mentally challenged, Wallace says. Through the two sisters, readers learn the causes and effects of psychological disorders and perhaps gain understanding and insight to overcome some of the related challenges.