Musings of an HSP Author
I’m Carol Ayer, a writer and an HSP.
I first learned the term HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) by reading Elaine Aron’s book The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. So much of what Elaine wrote in the book rang true for me. Like other HSPs, I process smells, sounds, tastes, and other sensory input deeply. Sometimes, this is a positive experience, but often it is negative. I am especially bothered by loud noises, too much going on around me, and criticism. I find that living life as an HSP is a definite struggle, but I have worked to arrange my life in such a way that I am able to avoid overstimulation most of the time. I work from home and explore my creative side by being a writer.
The HSP Mysteries, the cozy mystery series I write for Camel Press, features Kayla Jeffries. Kayla is an HSP and a home baker. She lives in Seaside Shores, a charming planned community in the fictional town of Oceanville, California. This blog will feature updates on the series as well as my thoughts on being an HSP.
Visit my website at www.carolayer.com .
The first book in my cozy mystery series, Peppermint Cream Die, came out on October 13, 2020. Stabbed in the Tart, Book 2, has a release date of October 12, 2021.