A writer since the age of 19, G.H. Francis was first diagnosed with Bipolar II at the age of 21. Later, psychiatrists would determine his actual diagnosis to be Schizoaffective Disorder of the Bipolar Type. For many years he struggled with the disorder, which resulted in 3 hospitalizations due to mania. Through hard work and perseverance, he learned to manage his disorder and has written Icarus Redeemed for others who are coping with a mental disorder, whether those diagnosed themselves, or family members and friends wishing to learn more. Through his experiences, he hopes you can learn and gain hope that things will get better, because they will.