Gillian Marchenko is the author of the memoirs Still Life, A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression, and Sun Shine Down, a book about her third child’s birth and diagnosis of Down syndrome while living in Kyiv, Ukraine. Gillian is a national speaker and advocate for individuals with mental illness and special needs. She has written for many publications including Literary Mama, Chicago Parent, Thriving Family, and Today’s Christian Woman. Gillian and her husband Sergei live with their four daughters near St. Louis, Missouri. Catch up with her on Facebook and Twitter.