Looking for Editor and Publisher


The book I wrote about my brother Al is one of the most important projects I have done recently. Although I am very proud of Dahlia, my first book, this book is way up on the ladder.

MSA was and remains the most wicked illness I have ever run into in my 23 years of being in the medical field. I went through many emotions along with the terror and pain of watching my brother slip a way from me.

I wrote this book called, Al, his life and MSA, not to brag to show I could write another book. I didn’t write it for popularity votes. I wrote it for a teaching tool. There are so many questions and no answers. There is research but, but research takes dollars, so  it doesn’t help a whole hell of a lot when very few even recognize the words, Multiple System Atrophy.

Ever changing circumstances, day-to-day, sometimes hour to hour. Various side-effects unlike any cancer.

My goal is to have a publisher do his thing with my 31 chapters. I self-published my first book, along with my dear friend Diane. It has sold but I want this book to be in doctor’s offices, medical centers, neurologist’s hands.

I know I am dreaming big, but why not? What do I have to lose by following this dream? A book that sits on my own shelf collecting dust when it could be in the hands of a family or caregiver’s hands.

Please, help me along with my prayers to locate a publisher who has compassion, heart and an inner soul who wants to help spread the word of one caregiver, a sister and the journey of MSA.

I may want to add a special note here for the sake of others. I have not located a job as of yet, so I can’t afford to pay hundreds of dollars to get this published, but I will do my very best at doing what I can to help get this out. Thank-you. Please, please share this with someone you know who may have some personal contact or interest in my goal.

hellocropped-dahlia-front-cover.jpg04-53oct-13-13M.S.A. cover

18 thoughts on “Looking for Editor and Publisher

  1. For my part – my sister having had MSA and her neurologist having had only 1 other case – there was no information out there on what to do for her, what would help what wouldn’t. The people I met on Facebook and in chat rooms, and your blog, were the best help and comfort I could find. I sincerely hope that you do find an outlet for Al’s story. His were unique circumstances.

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    • Bless you Nena for your words. My greatest reward is you telling me my blog either comforted you or helped or both. Thank-you so much. I pray that an angel and God helps me with my dream

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  2. ready to publish?… that’s an achievement in itself…I learned by reading your blog about this terrible disease…and it became a part of me …as I watched your everyday life…with Al…I still find myself looking at COKE items and think of mailing one to Al…then, remember…
    I read your book Dahlia while on Jury Duty these past two weeks…REALY-REALLY good Terry!…You do have talent!…Wishing you the best on this endeavor!

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    • I am happy to hear that you enjoyed my first book. I still look at coke items too and men’s clothes. It is so hard to stop after doing it for so many years. I think of Al every single day and I miss him terribly. Big hugs my friend

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  3. Terry, I too lost my brother to MSA. The picture you posted of him reminds me of him. I hope you find the help you need to publish your book. I can’t wait to read it.

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