Thank you, Dayna, for bringing the news of my new book to your readers. It’s a true story written from a stroke survivor’s point of view to help dispel the mystery of this dreaded disease.
In a five-star review (excerpt) from Readers’ Favorite Ankita Shulka, wrote:
One would expect a book about someone’s stroke to be filled with pain and hardships, but the author has kept the tone light, motivational, and witty. “Trapped Within” by Jo Ann Glim is a stroke of genius—no pun intended.
The path from invalid to functioning adult is long and arduous. Choices are few: Give up and quit; or train like an Olympian with no guarantee of success. A midnight conversation with a nurse who shared her own traumatic story became the spark needed for the author to find inspiration and hope.
This story is written to offer encouragement to stroke survivors, hope to their family members and caregivers, and understanding to medical professionals or anyone interested in knowing what it’s like to be Trapped Within your own body.
So, be prepared to travel through the terror and frustration of paralysis to a place of peace and gratitude where life meets hope.
Trapped Within is available from booksellers everywhere. Just ask for it by name.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
That day started like any other but by lunchtime, I was fighting for my very life. A stroke is like that. You don’t see it coming.
There was nothing to do but let nature take its course – no guarantees I’d live much less return to full health. So, be prepared to travel through the terror and frustration of paralysis to a place of peace and gratitude where life meets hope.
This story is written to offer encouragement to stroke survivors, hope to family members and caretakers, understanding to medical professionals, or anyone interested in knowing what it’s like to be Trapped Within your own body.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jo Ann Glim was born in Chicago, Illinois to a military family and raised in Anacortes, Washington in the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest in a three-generational household.
After finishing high school, Glim’s career followed three paths: media as a disk jockey/copywriter; communications with a forty-year freelance portfolio; business management working as the Human Resources Manager for a Fortune 500 company.
Jo Ann now lives in Florida with her husband, Bill, and their Scottish terrier, Lucy. Her passions are writing, photography, and travel. She loves thin-crust, Chicago pizza, and is happiest when traveling with her hubby, playing handbells, or on hiking trails with her camera and dog.
Watch the video on Jo Ann’s website here: https://www.joannglim.com/