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About Vicki Tapia
Named "One of the best Alzheimer's books of all time" - BookAuthority
Her second book, "Maggie, A Journey of Love, Loss and Survival," is the Solo Medalist Winner for HISTORICAL FICTION in the Fifth Annual New Apple Literary Indie Book Awards, 2019 Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Historical Fiction and 2019 Finalist for the Book Excellence Awards for Female Empowerment. This book is a tribute to the intrepid life of her great-grandmother, written in remembrance and recognition of a time when women had few rights.
Vicki has also contributed short stories and essays to several anthologies. Along with her writing, she is actively involved in the administration of AlzAuthors.com, a website devoted to bringing together caregivers or those living with memory impairment with books and blogs written about Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
Visit her website http://vickitapia.com or find her on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Goodreads.
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** Finalist, Historical Fiction: Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019 **
** Finalist, Female Empowerment: Book Excellence Awards 2019 **
Mt. Clemens, Michigan, 1887. Seventeen and headstrong, with marriage on her mind, Maggie is sure she has found her one true love. But when she collides head-on with betrayal, overwhelming loss and ill-treatment, her life unravels.
In a time when women had few rights, Maggie rises above adversity through rare determination and grit, becoming an independent woman ahead of her time. Yet before she can truly find peace, one heartbreaking, life-altering decision remains.
Inspired by her great-grandmother's life, the author weaves a timeless story of survival and courage set against the backdrop of Mt. Clemens, Michigan and the prairies of eastern Montana at the turn of the twentieth century.
This groundbreaking multicultural anthology shares moving personal stories about the impacts of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
An estimated 5.7 million Americans are afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, including 10 percent of those over sixty-five, and it is the sixth leading cause of death. But its effects are more pervasive: for the nearly 6 million sufferers, there are more than 16 million family caregivers and many more family members. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc not only on brain cells; it is a disease of the spirit and heart for those who suffer from it but also for their families.
This groundbreaking anthology presents forty narratives, both nonfiction and fiction, that together capture the impact and complexity of Alzheimer’s and other dementias on patients as well as their caregivers and family. Deeply personal, recounting the wrenching course of a disease that kills a loved one twice—first they forget who they are, and then the body succumbs—these stories also show how witnessing the disease and caring for someone with it can be powerfully transformative, calling forth amazing strength and grace.
The contributors, who have all generously donated their work, include Edwidge Danticat, Julie Otsuka, Elizabeth Nunez, Meryl Comer, Greg O’Brien, Dr. Daniel Potts, Sallie Tisdale, and Nihal Satyadev. Reflecting the diversity and global nature of the dementia crisis, this anthology is published in collaboration with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s.
What if you woke up happy and fulfilled every day?
Imagine feeling confident, motivated, and successful. What would life look like if you had the attitudes, discipline, and relationships to achieve anything?
You'd write more in less time
You'd have more love and connection forever.
You'd be UNSTOPPABLE!
"Reinvented" was created to make you powerful.
It was made for the writer with little time who wants everlasting change with little effort...
...as long as you put in the work by doing the homework.
Learn from 24 authors who share their one secret - the simple and easy thing that gave them a big breakthrough - around success.
Then complete the corresponding homework to each chapter to get your own breakthrough.
Here's why it works...
- Each short story can be read within minutes - when you wake up, between writing sessions, on transit, and during your coffee break!
- The homework for each chapter can be completed in as little as a few minutes to under a half hour. Be warned: once you start writing you might lose track of time!
- 'Before' and 'After' is built into this book. You will have context around what's opened up in your life because of what you generate on these two one-page statements - The 'Declaration' and 'Results' statement exercises.
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET IN REINVENTED...
- 24 short stories that can be read in minutes, organized under three sections that all build on each other from start to end... these are: Health, Discipline, Relationships
- A month-long course made up of 24 short homework exercises. Each short story has a homework exercise and it is up to you in how you want to complete them!
An Afterword lesson in performance and enrolment - so you stay in action, know how to get others to see the value of your writings, and know what to do if you're feeling down, rejected, or pissed off.
Here's How It Works...
Reinvented is split into three sections that all build on each other...
- Part 1 (Health) features 9 stories about the small things that will keep you feeling free and happy - lessons in winning attitudes, being victorious, living a life without regrets, and making the most of terrible circumstances.
- Part 2 (Discipline) features 9 stories about the little things that will keep you writing freely and consistently no matter what happens - lessons about letting go of attachments, the challenges that grow us, and unleashed creativity.
- Part 3 (Relationships) features 6 stories about seeking help, gaining allies, and creating an environment that pulls for your success - lessons about trusting mentors, standing up for what you want, and the impact of your communication.
Here's what one reader (Carmen White) had to say about Reinvented...
"Reinvented" is now my favorite book about Authors, how they write, and on writing.
I had always wanted to be a writer but never thought I was smart enough to be a writer. Reading this book makes me realize that I am a writer.