Episode 62 - Interview with Mia Hayes
Episode 62 – Interview with Mia Hayes
Her byline is: Love big. Love hard. Love you!
Mia Hayes resides in Northern Virginia and when she’s not writing or drinking ridiculous amounts of green tea, she loves to travel with her family, and host parties with friends. She struggles with Bipolar 2 disorder.
After her husband’s accident, she drank heavily and took too many prescription anxiety medications as a form of self-medication. And she also developed a cutting habit.
She is the author of “The Waterford Novels” and her memoir “Always Yours, Bee”. Her memoir as recently selected by BookBub as one of “15 Powerful Memoirs to Read in 2021”.
Years ago, her husband was involved in a tragic accident and Mia’s guilt and her husband’s PTSD, memory loss and depression from that accident, consumed their lives over the next five years as her previously laid-back husband changed into an angry man with few memories of their past.
Desperate to hold her fragile family together, Mia ignored her own unraveling and plunged into bipolar depression. As she searched for answers to unanswerable questions, Mia moved her family from San Francisco to Paris, France before landing in a leafy Washington, D.C. suburb where she tried to find a fresh start only to become embroiled in a scandal of her own making.
Through ups and downs, mental illness and bad decisions, Mia struggled with what it means to be a good wife and mother, whether saving her marriage was worth the pain, and understanding that healing is a personal journey.
Always Yours, Bee is a heartbreaking yet triumphant and brave look at a woman, a marriage, and a family falling apart and coming out stronger. Told with clarity and introspection, it captures the terror of losing the person closest to you—yourself.