Once upon a time, I wrote a book for family and friends. Then I worked with the most brilliant of teachers to broaden the scope and take it up a notch for a larger audience. (Thank you to these incredible empowering women: Kate Hopper, Julie Burton, Nina Badzin, Herta Feely, and Linda Sivertsen!) Now, I’m delighted to tell y’all I just signed a book deal with a publisher!
Pinch me! Fall 2023 — Find Some Joy, Dammit!: A Memoir of Incurable Hope will be bound and found in a bookstore near you. And I couldn’t have done it without my village. I’m feeling so grateful for all of your endless support and for the opportunity to share a story of hope.
What’s it about?
At 22, I had lofty ambitions. Launch my PR career in Seattle, snag a soulmate, Meg-Ryan style (of course), and eventually, showcase glossy babies on holiday cards.
Well, life had other plans.
When your normal life flips upside down with a devastating diagnosis. When uncertainty becomes the one sure thing. How amazing are the people who step up—to lift you up? Giving parts of themselves.
Benevolent strangers. A devoted mom. A heroic husband.
Three decades. Four kidney transplants. One heart bursting with gratitude for life.
Where there is hell, there are helpers. Where there are helpers, there is hope.
And that’s what this story is about.
At the intersection of sorrow and acceptance, if you look for it, you can find some joy, dammit!
What’s next?: Copyediting. Cover, back page, and spine design. Marketing plans. Proofreading. Blurbs. Trailers. Speaking Tour Dates. Scary! But oh, so exciting. It’s a lot of work from now until Fall 2023, and I’m intending to enjoy every second of it!
What I Believe: You can’t be a realist if you don’t believe in miracles. So I’m driven to share this wellness story made possible by people helping people. None of us know what’s ahead, but if we seek joy—we will find it.
Send me an email if you’d like me to add you to the pre-order list!