Fiction, Personal Growth, Relationships

With a broken off engagement from his fiancée, Wade Hampton struggles to establish a peaceful life. However, there’s a problem…Wade suffers from panic disorder and agoraphobia. When the pressures of everyday existence become too cumbersome, he faces a self-imposed extinction from society.

As Wade Hamptom’s phobias almost render him housebound, he decides to move from Phoenix to San Pedro. In California, Wade meets Sophia Syros. He is immediately attracted to her, but a severe panic attack on their first date almost does Wade in. Still a relationship forms between the two from opposite upbringings and Sophia agrees to help with his affliction. Their unlikely bond transforms abruptly to a future in doubt when Sophia is faced with a life-threatening crisis. With little support from her divided family, Wade has no choice but to tend to her. The struggle of coping with Sophia’s condition unintentionally helps Wade handle the psychological battles plaguing him. Life Unbothered is a dramatic story of personal redemption.

Charlie Elliott grew up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and attended the University of Arizona. As the founder of successful online business portals such as bison.com, Charlie is best known as an entrepreneur and businessman. Yet, his passion has always been writing.This is his debut novel which has been met with critical acclaim—twice being named a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. In addition, he received Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for the adapted passage converted into a short-story. Charlie currently lives in Louisiana.