Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Im "Published"..well sort of...

I am so excited to share that I had a wonderful opportunity to be part of a book Fibromyalgia Journeys, A Collection: Stories of Courage and Personal Triumph.
My contribution is titled "Never Give Up". I have just one story among many that have messages of hope, pain and understanding. It was written by Shelly Bolton who was featured in Fibro Daily if you want to read her story. This is her second book. The first being Fibromyalgia: A Guide to Understanding the Journey.

Both are available for kindle (or kindle app on your device) for a very small fee, but of course I would love you to read what I wrote and let me know what you think. For those of you who may not know, Amazon allows you to post reviews if you have an  account with them (meaning you have purchased something through amazon at some point) but it isn't not required that a person purchase the item they want to review. It is very helpful if you leave a review.  I am told the paperback will be available soon as well and I will update on that when I receive the go ahead.
I have to say it is very scary to put yourself out there for entire world, whether its blogging, websites, Facebook or support groups but when you see someone that can be helped, its all worth it. When you can inspire someone its even better. I did not hesitate to share my story because I know if just one person can understand what we go through as a result of Shelly's hard work then I can take SOME credit for helping to raise awareness. 

Thank You Shelly for the opportunity!

Here is one review form Amazon
"As a person who has struggled with Fibromyalgia for over 17 years, I must say that I have read many books on the subject. This book is so different and for that I am thankful. These are real people with real stories living with Fibromyalgia. None of their journeys are the same but they all share a solidarity, which Shelly Bolton has so beautifully woven together. I was sobbing by page two of the first story. I forget how isolating this horrid illness can be until I read words from a page that so clearly illustrate my own deep feelings both emotionally and physically. Sometimes the reading is hard because it is so relatable and pulls at your deepest heart strings. At other times, parts are funny and many times hope filled. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia recently or twenty years ago, be kind to yourself and purchase this book. You will not regret it. Regardless of how long a person has lived with Fibromyalgia, it is always, always comforting to feel validated and to be reminded we are in this together."

So go to Amazon and download here for more stories of hope and know you are not going though this alone!!

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