Finding Pleasure in Books
Finding Pleasure in Books
Adamo Press
Adamo Press

Amanda LaPera

Amanda LaPera is a passionate advocate for individuals and families dealing with severe mental illness, due in part to her own family's experience. For ten years, she served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Orange County Affiliate (NAMI-OC). When she is not teaching English in California, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and furry friends.


In addition to reading and writing, she finds joy in music, art, and nature, which she learned from her dad.


She is available for both in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Visit her website for more information:, or contact us:


Adamo Press is proud to present her debut nonfiction book, LOSING DAD, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope.


In January 2024, Adamo Press is releasing the 10th Anniversary Edition of LOSING DAD, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Booksellers can find it through Ingram. 


Look out for the sequel, Finding Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: An End to the Search to be released Fall 2024.

IBPA's 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony in New York

IBPA Award Winners at Book Expo America 2014 in New York

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