The daily question is ‘When will your book be available Campbell?’ The answer is ~ Second Chance will be available to download from the Amazon Kindle Platform in ten days time. The paperback version will be available from Amazon worldwide two days later. Signed copies and limited editions can be purchased from myself either at the shows I attend or through our shop – Click the red link!
The slight delay is due to a slight change in format and two extra chapters which I felt were essential to the book.
What is Second Chance about?
The book is in two parts. The first is my wife Carol’s and my own personal perspective of the journey from illness to health. I felt it was essential for the reader to get an impression of how one feels and deals with the realisation that one may forever be dependant on intensive health care and, the kindness and goodwill of family and friends. It is amazing how we recall these difficult moments of our lives. As I revisited the journey I realised there was so much more than a memory my illness and transplant could offer. I needed an independent input, so…
Carol was tasked to write a chapter of her feelings and observations of the illness from beginning to transplant. If I may say so, Carols insight makes the book! You will discover what I mean by this when you read her chapter. So the first part is a personal and in truth emotional recollection of my illness. The book needed more! I desired for my illness to have a purpose. Yes, a purpose, I felt the book could go further, much further. I began to think about the people, the other patients, the transplant team and of course the donor. These thoughts became…
Part two has become more than half of the book. There are no facts and figures. Comments on procedures or possibilities for the future. It is six chapters which will allow those who are ill, facing surgery of any degree, to work with the illness and open their mind to how they can make the journey a little easier. Part two is not a hand book of health and cures, far from it. It is a series of thoughts and ideas which will help to clarify the confusions. Part one leaves the reader in no doubt of the emotional difficulties, concerns and aspects of my illness. Part two guides the reader to how I resolved the situation within my mind. I feel the book will have a purpose to everyone who encounters disease.
The interest in my book has astounded me and I thank you for your patience. There will be another post in seven days time when I will publish a few extracts from ‘Second Chance’. Any questions I can be contacted from this link firstname.lastname@example.org