PW Select July 2015: New Titles, including … :)

😀  PW Select July 2015: New Titles, including …
Nonfiction: “Before, Afdre, and After (My Stroke… Oh What Fun)”   By Maureen Twomey
“When Twomey was only 33 years old, she had a huge stroke—one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak. But she wasn’t about to go down without a fight.”

(PW, this book is humorous too) 😉

PW: Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 57 self-published titles listed below, with descriptions provided by their authors. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit for more information.

Book Review: “‘Before, Afdre, and After’ Strange title? Read on….”

(Eric Sinclair, author of Man, Dog, Stroke)

“‘Before, Afdre, and After’ Strange title? Read on….

Maureen Twomey was 33 in 2000 when she had a massive stroke. A young, energetic copywriter for an advertising agency with a great sense of humour, she had a promising career in front of her and was living life in San Francisco to the full … The stroke she suffered in June 2000 left her unable to read, write or speak, along with many of the other delightful consequences of a major stroke.

Do you begin to see the implication of that title now?

… Maureen’s story is a great example of the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insuperable odds. Why not read her book for yourself? You will be moved and entertained.”