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New Book Offers Help for Caregivers

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative, will be released on October 13, 2020.

An early reader told me that the book feels like an intimate conversation. She compared it to an evening curled up under a blanket, in front of the fireplace, after everyone else has gone to bed. Pulling out the book, she said, you find the reassuring voice of someone who understands your struggles and gives you the reassurance you need to face another day.

That’s exactly the book I wanted to write.

The book is especially for you, the family caregiver. I wrote it for you after more than twenty years of being a caregiver, supporting caregivers, and studying caregiving.

In eighteen easy-to-read chapters, you will explore various dimensions of the caregiving experience through a combination of stories, research, and practical advice.

Each chapter includes questions for reflection that will prompt you to ponder and record your thoughts on how the chapter’s content relates personally to you and/or your loved one.

At the conclusion of the book, you’ll be invited to review your reflections in order to identify next steps—steps that will ultimately help you improve things for your loved one and yourself.

The book is relatable, warm, insightful, and supportive.

It’s also perfectly suited for caregiver support groups. The combination of readings and questions delivers a ready-made format for meaningful group discussions.

My heart and soul have been poured into this book. I offer it to you as a friend. Please let me know what you think after you read it.


BookLife selected When Caregiving Calls as an Editor’s pick and praises the book as an “outstanding guide” and a “lifesaver” for family caregivers. Publishers Weekly also chose the book’s opening sentence to be listed in its “First Lines” update.

BookLife is a website from Publishers Weekly dedicated to raising awareness of independent authors and their works. Publishers Weekly is a prestigious news magazine focused on the book publishing business and regularly features reviews for bestsellers. You can pre-order When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative on Amazon.com.