After a year and a half of working on this personal project, I’m happy to finally reveal it to everyone. My first novel, Seven Doors to Salvation: A Tale of Darkness and Light, will arrive on December 13th, 2021, and it’ll be available to purchase exclusively on Amazon! I’ve worked hard on bringing this novel to life and I’m incredibly excited to be this close to the finish line.

Enjoy this preface that’ll be included before the story begins:

“Out of all the possible topics that I could’ve explored for my very first novel, I chose something that is genuinely important but often ignored, denied, and stigmatized in different parts of the world: mental health. Conversations about mental health are typically quiet and it’s a subject that still fails to receive the proper attention it deserves. It’s the foundation for this story and something that I’ve personally struggled to maintain as I’ve grown older.

We usually and incorrectly correlate people’s moods with how they appear to us. If someone looks to be in shape or smiling at you, we generally assume that they’re doing alright in their minds. The truth is that anyone’s mental health can become vulnerable and quickly shift from day to day. Psychological and emotional well-being aren’t easily measured as other things in our lives, which makes it more difficult to identify who’s feeling broken and who’s not.

The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the mental health crisis and as a result, people’s emotions are as volatile as ever. It’s no secret that anxiety, insecurity, and depression are steadily on the rise, particularly within younger generations. At this very moment, millions of people around the globe are suffering on the inside, trying to carry themselves with as much confidence and dignity as they can throughout an event that they could never have anticipated.

What you’re about to read is essentially a self-help book under the veil of a fictional story. The character of Danny represents all of us who have struggled to uplift ourselves throughout our darkest moments. The setting of the Greater Toronto Area can be replaced with any location in the world that’s relatable to you. Each unique chapter not only builds upon Danny’s journey but is meant to get you thinking about your own situation and where your mental state stands. There are many pieces of advice and thoughtful lessons sprinkled throughout this story that are intended to promote a healthy mind, which you can apply to your life and use to improve your outlook.

If this book can become an outlet to help spread my message of optimism and hope to a larger audience, readers may realize that the light at the end of the tunnel is closer than it appears. Stories can contain the power to heal our internal wounds and provide therapy when it’s most needed. If this story can change even one person’s mindset by motivating them to remain positive throughout all the negativity that constantly surrounds us, then I’ll have done my job.

Depression is one of most painful feelings you can ever experience in life but believe me, it can eventually be controlled and conquered. Looking back to when I first started this project, I’m grateful that I seized the opportunity to express my vision. Its potential to help other people far outweighs any of the initial doubts that I once had. I’ve poured my heart and soul into the words on these pages, so I humbly thank you for taking the time to read them. I hope that you’ll not only enjoy this story but learn from it and pass its message on to others around you.”

Jaskaran Chahal

Click on the link below to pre-order your eBook copy of Seven Doors to Salvation (For Kindle e-Readers, Fire Tablets, and Kindle Reading Apps)!

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If you prefer to own a physical copy, the paperback and hardcover links will go live on Amazon on Monday, December 13th!

Cover Art by Youness El Hindami