The author of the acclaimed book, A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury (Pearlsong Press), short stories, narrative essays and poems, Louise Mathewson’s work has been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies – including the first volume of the bestselling book series, Cup of Comfort.
While Louise has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences, today those experiences hold even deeper meaning. In February 2003 she emerged from a two-week coma following an auto-accident in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Though a struggle at first, Louise returned to her writing as soon as she was able. She has since used her writing (and poetry in particular) to help her cope with the physical effects of the accident, recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, and in the emotional part of her healing process. Today, Louise shares her story of hope and healing through the creative process with patients and others who have been affected by brain injury, stroke and other disabilities.