AUTHOR SAMANTHA WILLIS

Samantha Willis is a young Australian writer who lives in Perth, Western Australia, and Karaneshia is her first novel.

Up until she created the captivating characters of Karaneshia, Sam has been writing short stories of various themes. Writing and reading has been Sam’s passion for as long as she can remember. and she has found both to be the ultimate escape from the tedious nature and struggle’s of daily life.

Sam had a difficult time settling into her school career. Devastatingly, she was turned away from many local schools in Geraldton, WA, due to their lack of understanding and awareness of epilepsy, a condition Sam has lived with her whole life. Sam moved to Perth to complete high school career.

With plans to explore first Australia and then the world, sam is looking forward to seeing this current series and the one that follows brought to life in bookstores.

Aside from writing and reading,sam enjoys spending time with friends and her partner Julian,as well as playing chess.

THE KARANESHIA SERIES

Karaneshia is the first (or pilot) book in a series that is about the same character and medieval world, its about a time when myths and legends are real; the book is about love and destiny, and glory and honour. Princess karaneshia is the mythical child and the series follows her captivating journey into the mystical world many centuries ago.

Sam has enjoyed researching more about the medieval times in which karaneshia takes place, and is looking forward to others becoming as passionate about it as she is. Karaneshia is unique, thoughtful and relevant in today’s world. The themes of bravery, love and finding purpose are all still pertinent in the 21st century.

Karaneshia is the introductory book to this series of dramatic twists and turns. My fisrt book introduces everyone to Princess Karaneshia and invites reader to share her journey and adventuters moving forward which will be told in my following books.

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ABOUT EPILEPSY

Epilepsy is a common condition of the brain in which a person has a tendency to have recurrent unprovoked seizures. 

The brain controls the body’s actions, sensations and emotions through nerve cells (neurones) that carry messages between the brain and the body. These messages are transmitted through regular electrical impulses. A seizure occurs when sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain disrupt this pattern. 

The kind of seizure and the parts of the body affected by it relates to the part of the brain in which the abnormal electrical activity occurred. Seizures can involve loss of consciousness, a range of unusual movements, odd feelings and sensations, or changed behaviours.

Many people have seizures that are not diagnosed as epilepsy. These seizures often have a known cause or provocation and will not occur again unless the same provoking situation occurs. An example of this is febrile convulsions seen in infants. The likelihood of being diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in life is approximately three percent.

The main treatment for epilepsy is medication, which can control seizures in approximately 70 per cent of people with epilepsy. Surgery and other treatment options may be a possibility for a small number of people if medication fails to control their seizures.

There are many different types of seizures. Many people think the word ‘seizure’ means a convulsion, where someone becomes unconscious and falls, with stiffness and jerking. However, this is just one type of seizure, called a tonic-clonic seizure (previously known as grand mal).

Some people may have episodes where they ‘go blank’ for a few seconds. Some people remain fully conscious during a seizure and can describe their experience. For others, consciousness is affected and they may be briefly confused when the seizure ends. 

A seizure may involve both sides of the brain (generalised onset seizure) or a small part of the brain (focal onset seizure). Sometimes seizures may evolve, and start as one type and progress into another.

(Better Health.vic.gov.au)