My younger brother Paul was more than a "schizophrenic."  He was a brother, a son, and above all, a person that my eight siblings and I loved.  My family had lived with Paul's mental illness for years, and had grown used to his strange stories and sometimes frightening behavior.  It wasn't until his care -- and his treatments for lung cancer -- started taking more and more of my attention that I realized his story demanded to be written.  

​Shot in the Head is my literary debut. 

Meet author Katherine Flannery Dering