PTSD

Category: PTSD

Tell us about your book: What was your inspiration? Were there overarching themes you felt compelled to explore?

I was inspired to write about my tour in Afghanistan after I came home in 2006 and this resulted in the strict accounting of events and combat actions described in my first book, What the Thunder Said: Reflections of a Canadian Officer in Afghanistan (2009). This book is a war story of a logistics unit.  It is all about the “up and out” experiences of my battalion. 

My visit to Pembroke on Saturday, November 19, to sign copies of Combat Mission Kandahar at Coles Books was great. Books were sold and I had many discussions with passers-by. These discussions included not only local residents but also present and past members of the military who either live in Pembroke or were in town from CFB Petawawa for a few hours. I was quite pleased that some of the presently serving soldiers, who I am sure know Afghanistan better than I do, wanted to buy the book.

The Role of a Journalist

Posted on August 19 by John Scully

Ever faced a firing squad? Been stranded in the Sahara Desert? Bribed your way into a secret Russian atomic submarine base? I have in my career as a journalist that has taken me to nearly 80 countries and 36 war zones. Journalists are people who rush into places while everyone else is rushing out. Our job is to take you somewhere you haven’t been, show you something you haven’t seen, tell you something you don’t know.

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Today we have an author interview with John Scully, author of the new release Am I Sane Yet? Journalist John Scully has covered stories in over 70 countries and 35 war zones. He has suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for much of that time. Scully is the author of Am I Dead Yet: A Journalist's Perspective on Terror. He lives in Toronto.

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