Writing a Book About a Stroke

The medical word, “stroke” is weighty. Hearing that someone has had a stroke is scary. I am not the only person who has had a stroke. My family is not the only family who faced this challenge.

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. About 185,000 strokes—nearly 1 of 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke.” CDC

I thought it was important to tell the details of what I went through. I wanted to tell what I was able to do to recover. And I wanted to tell that accepting help is one of the secrets to achieve independence.

I was happy that I could write the book. I was grateful because I didn’t know if I would be able to write again, a book or sign my name. Now that it is finished, it occurred to me that I wrote a book and not kept a journal.

  • write a book
  • put the pages between two covers
  • send it out into the world
  • okay

Question: I want to ask you for your thoughts or ideas about getting this book to others. IHappily, this book has started travelling to:

Michigan. Colorado. Florida. Georgia.  Illinois. North Carolina. Oregon. South Dakota


My book, “a stroke. one teeny, broken blood vessel” is signed and available at:

Maggie and Me, Bode’s Restaurant in Plymouth

Mod Market in Northville

Plymouth Library (616.81 M), and Canton Library (616.81 MAD)

The cost of printing the book in color is costly. I printed in black and white, but I put all the pictures on my website. www.debramadonna.com

Thank you. I would love to hear from you.