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.
My cozy mystery series, coming soon from Camel Press, features Kayla Jeffries, an HSP baker who lives in Seaside Shores, a charming planned community in the fictional town of Oceanville, California. This blog will feature my own experiences of being an HSP as well as updates on my books.
First Book in Series
The first book in my cozy mystery series, Peppermint Cream Die, is scheduled to release on October 13.