Lisbeth Coiman is a bilingual writer standing (unbalanced) on a blurred line between fiction and memoir.
When her mind produces fascinating stories complete with elaborate characters and sound track, she types them and files them under fiction.
When her thoughts are incoherent and filled with strong emotions, she writes them down and files them under poetry.
In her writing, Lisbeth is concerned with issues of mental health, immigration, and identity. She also writes about her mental condition, Bipolar Disorder, as part of her complex identity.
About 30 years ago, she met an extraordinary woman who in a few hours saw through Lisbeth and changed her life for good. What started as a pen-pal relationship evolved into a strong friendship crossing over three countries and the line of sanity.
To her, Lisbeth owes the journey of recovery from effects of child abuse and later from a mental break down. When her life started to get in shape, that woman became seriously ill and died.