#SameHere Author Alliance

As an author, you have the ability to create stories of hope and inspiration. No matter the genre you write, the ripple effects of your own life challenges almost always show up. Whether it’s through your characters or story line, it’s important for you to tell your truth…In fact, writing may even be your source of self-therapy.

#SameHere Authors recognize that life challenges can impact our mental health. Despite our different outcomes, the traumas we face impact our nervous system structures in a similar manner, making us able to relate to each other’s experiences. When we look at it that way, it’s not the 1-in-5 statistic that we often hear about, but a 5-in-5 reality. We all face challenges and live on a mental health continuum that shifts and changes.

We believe that through literature, we can help normalize conversations about mental health and connect society through the commonalities of these challenges we all face.     

If you are an Author, interested in joining this movement and the #SameHere Author Alliance, please click the link at the bottom of the page.


Jason Shapiro, Tree Mouth Books Founder

E-mail: TreeMouthBooks@gmail.com

Since 2019, Jason has published four books. His first, The Magic of Mayfair, is a coming-of-age memoir that helps readers face their own life challenges. He has also authored Brian, My Pet Lion, a children’s book about overcoming fear and anxiety, as viewed through the eyes of a child. In February 2021, Jason published The Magnificent Mind of Ostaf, a realistic fiction novel, that celebrates the misfits and dreamers whose passions and ideas make the world a better place. His latest book, Lunch with Larry, is a heartwarming story that reminds us how fragile life can be and that living in the moment is a skill worth mastering. Jason’s stories share a common theme, that our lives are ever changing and regardless of our abilities, we all face challenges that can impact our mental health. 


#SameHere Authors Founding Members

Leroy Collins

Former NFL Player , author, and keynote speaker
Location: New York

Brian Cuban

Addiction recovery advocate, attorney, keynote speaker, and brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban  

Location: Texas

Theo Fleury

Former NHL Player, author, and motivational speaker
Location: Canada

Alex Korb

Neuroscientist, speaker, personal development coach, coach at UCLA, and author
Location: California

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