CM Riddle Author, Facilitator, Presenter


KGUA Radio Interview- Author CM Riddle tells why her book is an important tool for anyone battling anxiety disorders


One’s Own Sweet Way, A Novel About Anxiety Disorder, is based on real-life events. The book is about an ordinary family that is suddenly faced with a crisis. When teenager, Neala Byrnes, develops debilitating anxiety and cannot attend school, her mom, Claire, realizes she must act fast. Squelching her own worries, Claire reaches beyond her comfort zone to help her daughter graduate high school. One’s Own Sweet Way is told from both the mother and the daughter’s points of view as they experience challenges, therapies, losses, and accomplishments.

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Tina Riddle Deason, writing as CM Riddle, debuts her first novel, One’s Own Sweet Way, A Novel About Anxiety Disorder. Tina was compelled to follow her love for writing when her youngest daughter, Mia, developed debilitating anxiety. The five year challenge and constant battle against the "dragon" inspired Tina to share her story with other parents. She says, "It's a difficult job being a parent, and having a child with an invisible disease compounds parental stresses. It's not fun for anyone, but there is no way around it. You just have to do what you need to do, and for us, it was for our daughter battle her dragon to earn her high school diploma."

Tina has additional work published in anthologies and magazines. With more books on her horizon. Tina follows her passion for telling stories which touch the human heart and awaken the soul. Tina Riddle Deason is an Ordained Priestess, Women’ Circle and Apprenticeship Facilitator, Anxiety Disorder Facilitator, Author, and her all time favorite--being a mother. She resides in Rohnert Park, with her husband, Brian. Learn more at priestesstina.com

Tina raised her family in Novato, CA where she provided quality home childcare; as her children grew, she continued her work in the child care field at the Marin Child Care Council and Community Action Marin. After moving to Sonoma County where her youngest was born, Tina worked as a CPR and First Aid instructor and training center coordinator.


“One’s Own Sweet Way is a must read for anyone confronting the anguish of anxiety or those who care for a loved one with anxiety. This book is helpful for parents, teachers, students, and friends to understand difficulties and endeavors to attain hope while living with an anxiety disorder.” - Lena Kibble, L.F.M.T.

“Great insight on the stress that young people feel today and their unique reactions. Not only did it make me feel like I’m not alone but helped me look at alternative coping measures. love this book” – Chris

“I’m so thrilled to have stumbled upon this little gem. Written with an edge of humor, this book helps shine a light on anxiety disorder: a very real, yet invisible disease. C.M. Riddle whirls you through the day to day of a sweet family trying to keep it all together. If you or anyone you know suffers from anxiety, or you are interested in learning about anxiety, this is a wonderful resource.” – Elboroda

“This is an excellent book about anxiety disorder and how one family, a mother and a daughter never gave up hope. A must read for patients and their families and others who want to learn more about facing the challenges of this gripping disease. C.M. Riddle really captured me with her writing and most of all, with her story. A real page-turner. A real gem. I highly recommend this book as a resource for patients, their families, care givers and therapists. A+ all the way!” – Sheryle

“A well-written tale of a family and how they and their friends deal with anxiety disorder. Told from the perspective of someone who lives with anxiety, it provides a great counterpart to clinical descriptions and dry textbook recitations of symptoms. Hopeful, intriguing and richly woven. I highly recommend it” – Chris

Contact Ms. Riddle for presentations, discussions, and book signings

Email: CMRiddle55@gmail.com

Text: 707.318.8902

Me and my husband, Brian
One's Own Sweet Way
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