Benjamin Boone, now in his early 30s, was diagnosed with schizophrenia the day after he graduated with a degree in writing and literature from Emerson College in Boston. In the past decade Boone has written in genres from travel writing to historical fiction and science. At 17 he penned his first book, “Tracks”, about his experiences on European trains. The book was followed by “The West Indian Way”, which details adventures in the Caribbean. Since publishing “Minority of Mind” this year Boone has been speaking around the country about quality of care issues, family dynamics, and advocating for those with mental illness.