Book launch update for Brought To Our Senses

Brought To Our Senses book launch November 2016

alz-assn-book-signing-benefit-4-11-15-16With the recent release of my novel Brought To Our Senses, I’ve been busy with a whirlwind of book launch activities. Phew, I’ve finally found a moment to catch my breath and would like to share my gratitude for the positive response I’ve received so far.

One of my goals for publication was to give back and help others affected by dementia. I know just how draining and difficult this disease can be, so I want to help those who I know need the support. That’s what I’ve been up to while introducing my book this month.

Book Launch Events

On November 5th I attended the Alzheimer’s Awareness Program hosted by the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. This well-attended, 3-hour program was held at the new and beautiful Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation. The seminar provided family caregivers with fantastic information on the disease itself and caregiving techniques for loved ones with dementia. Many of the attendees bought my book, with proceeds donated to CADRD. I also gave away an autographed copy to one lucky winner at the end of the session. Thanks so much to SIU School of Medicine for letting me be a part of such a fantastic program.

Dr. Tom Ala presents the History of Alzheimer's Research at the CADRD Program November 5, 2016

Dr. Tom Ala presents the History of Alzheimer’s Research at the CADRD Program November 5, 2016

I also held a book launch fundraiser with the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on November 15th. The event took place in the mezzanine area of the County Market downtown. Thanks to County Market for being such a good host and providing such a lovely location. Many in the community turned out to purchase my novel, and proceeds were donated to help the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association in our area. It was a pleasure to sign books and talk with people about my story and how family relationships can impact caregiving for loved  ones.

Alzheimer's Association book launch fundraiser 11-15-16

Author Kathleen H. Wheeler and Tina Arnold with the Springfield office of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

I was happy to donate proceeds from the sale of my book to these two fine organizations in our community. I plan to continue helping organizations that provide support for dementia patients, family caregivers, and research to find a cure. Stay tuned!

Thanks to the Springfield community and its wonderful readers for your enthusiasm and positive feedback on my novel. I truly appreciate the warm welcome for Brought To Our Senses.