Monday, August 10, 2020

Blurb Blitz Tour and Giveaway - The PSP Chronicles Volume II: Keep On, Keeping On by Tim Brown

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz tour for The PSP Chronicles Volume II: Keep On, Keeping On by Tim Brown. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The PSP Chronicles Volume II: Keep On, Keeping On
Author: Tim Brown
Publication Date: December 19th 2019
Print Length: 318 pages
Genre: Memoir
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Readers will recall in September of 2013 and at the age of 57, Tim was diagnosed with early onset dementia. He was referred to a neurologist at London Health Sciences Centre – Parkwood, in south-western Ontario. Further physical and cognitive testing aroused the suspicions of the neurologist and Tim was referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist and a movement disorders specialist. In August 2014, just weeks away from Tim’s 58th birthday he was diagnosed with PSP – progressive supranuclear palsy. Frontotemporal dementia was concerning enough, but now he had to live with the fact of a life limiting illness. A disease that would steal him away bit by bit… inside and out. A journey with a certain ending. With a candid narrative he continues to share with readers his physical, mental wellness lamentations and their effects on the family dynamics. But Tim’s journey is more than these. More importantly for him, it is about a journey of unwavering faith in God, no matter the outcome.

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EXCERPT:
Almost everyone can identify with some physical manifestations of PSP. Muscle rigidity and fatigue. It stops there. Those with PSP also experience falls, balance-gait… movement disorders. Also, on the menu are swallowing issues, lack of eye movement, speech difficulty, depression, anxiety, apathy, and even double incontinence.

However, dementia associated with PSP (FTD- Frontotemporal) or any dementia is a different beast altogether. Who hasn’t experienced forgetfulness? Have you put things in the wrong place? How many of you have experienced the fear, having found yourself in unfamiliar surroundings and not knowing how you got there? How about frustration causing angst trying to do simple mathematics in your head? Following instructions or even remembering conversations? Then there’s word retrieval and the slow thought process, or even losing time – I call this a braincation. These are a sampling of the challenges associated with a dementia.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
T. J. Brown – an ordinary family man with an extraordinary story. In 2018 Tim published his first book The PSP Chronicles Volume I. The narrative details his personal journey with PSP - progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare terminal brain disease and frontotemporal dementia. The first book, and now the second in a series, are a platform to raise prime of life disease awareness, and advocacy. Providing support to organizations like CurePSP® and the PSPA – UK through the proceeds of book sales. One of the more popular PSP awareness campaigns is the Ice Cream Challenge. You can see by his Author picture he takes these challenges seriously.

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GIVEAWAY:
Tim Brown will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

45 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win - i hope you are having a good day!

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  2. I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.

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  3. The book sounds really interesting.

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  4. I've always loved hummingbirds.. Beautiful cover!!

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  5. Wow, you are absolutely amazing. Thank you for being so brave and sharing this journey with u

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  6. We sit at our window and watch the hummungbirds.

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  7. Sounds like a really well written book, so many of these birds around here.

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  8. I like the cover. It has a beautiful photo.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. The cover is gorgeous. It really caught my eye.

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  10. Sounds like a very interesting read!

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  11. I had never heard of PSP – progressive supranuclear palsy before. What a terrible diagnosis

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  12. The excerpt was interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. Thanks for the opportunity to win! These book tours help me to find awesome new books.

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  14. What is your most challenging aspect of writing?

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  15. Nice cover. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I am interested in the subject of this book.
    And I love the hummingbird on the cover!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  17. How wonderful that you are sharing your story to inform, inspire, and help others!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. Thank you for this chance , would love to have the chance to read this book.
    @tisonlyme413

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  19. Such a beautiful cover , looking forward to reading your book.
    @tisonlyme143

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  20. This book sounds so interesting and would love to read.

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