Heart Warriors – get ’em early

I’m giving away 5 free ARCs of Amanda Adam’s fabulous book, Heart Warriors. Amanda’s book moved me to tears and screams of laughter many times during the editing process, and yet, the message is very clear:  CHD kids are never “cured,” and their lives are roller coasters. Millions of kids are afflicted with congenital heart disease, yet I bet you’d freak to learn that less than 1% of money taken in my the American Heart Association goes to CHD research.

Amanda is fast-becoming a major voice within the CHD community, and it’s clear to see why when you read her book. She doesn’t take crap from anyone, she’s a natural organizer – one would see that from her book proposal and ARC list – and she’s extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of kids and families in crisis. In fact, her Field Guide at the end of the book is chock-filled with information that you can’t find under one roof.

To get a feel for Amanda, I urge you to read a blog post she wrote that pretty much explains Amanda, her talent, her passion, and her love all in a nutshell. If you know someone with CHD, this book is their very best friend. Holler, and I’ll happily send you an ARC.

Amanda’s book will be available in print and e-book format in April.

4 Responses to Heart Warriors – get ’em early

  1. Hi Lynn,

    Just visited Amanda’s blog and I can never again complain about my kids doing this or that…. I had *no* idea about CHD.

    IF there are any ARCs left over, I’d love to get one.

    I’ll be at SCWC next week, so hopefully I’ll get to see you then, no matter what:)

    Regards,

    Mark

  2. Hers is an amazing story, and a fabulous book. I’m bringing several ARCs with me, so I’ll reserve one for you. It’ll be great to see you again. Been too long!

  3. Thanks, see you there… I’ll look for the rack of purses and the overworked husband 🙂

  4. Rene says:

    I’ve been aware of Amanda’s work with the Children’s Heart Foundation and Hypoplastic Right Hearts, though I was unaware that she was in the process of writing a book about Liam’s experience until I saw it mentioned elsewhere.

    I have to say, I am now eagerly anticipating this book release. I am a “heart mom” myself, and I am in charge of organizing our local support group’s lending library. Maintaining our library has opened my eyes to the fact that there are very, very few books narrating the personal journey through a life with congenital heart disease that are also well written. Of the handful that do exist, most of them read as if they are un-edited and self-published. There are precious few books on congenital heart disease that can speak both to parents and to a larger, uninitiated audience. It will be a wonderful gift indeed if this book can join them.

    I would suggest alerting Michelle at National Association for Children’s Heart Disorders (michelle@kidswithheart.org) when this book comes on the market; she tries very hard to keep an updated listing of CHD books currently on the market that would benefit parents of children with heart defects.

    I’ll be looking forward to April and having another addition to our lending library!

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