Friday, May 22, 2015

Takeover News

It's been a busy few months for me as I try to make people aware of the presence of my new book, The Takeover: An Unexpected Caregiver's Story.

Some of the highlights:

--Being accepted by the Tattered Cover to shelve my book in the Rocky Mountain Authors section at all three Tattered Cover Bookstores.

--Becoming a contributor to the Colorado State AARP blog on caregiving

--Being invited to give a book presentation at the Tattered Cover Bookstore on Colfax on June 1st 2015.

--Making my first presentation in Vail at Bnai Vail's April Havurah.

--Being interviewed by Ryan Warner of Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio

In between I have had tremendous feedback from family, friends, acquaintances and their network connections.  Just a few are described and paraphrased below:

---As a professional, I enjoyed hearing about the perspective of the consumer who was the caregiver.

---The book made me feel like I was not alone.

---The Takeover helped me come to terms with my own decisions.

---I loved the appendix.

---I want to give this to my children so they can start thinking about the subject.

---I couldn't put the book down.

---It's not "sugar coated."

Now I am looking forward to my Tattered Cover presentation on June 1st.  I especially am looking forward to the audience participation.  When you're writing your book, you want to hear the feedback in the hopes that you have connected with your reader.

More to come.