Tour and Giveaway for Cerebral Palsy by Ilana Estelle

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Join us for this tour from September 20 to October 8!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author:  Ilana Estelle
​Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  memoir
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Feb 1, 2020
Format available for review:  ebook (mobi for kindle)
Tour dates:  Sept 20 to Oct 8
Content Rating:  G.


Book Description:

Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle

Born the second of premature twins, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s, Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was so often brushed under the carpet and not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… it took 46 years for her to find out why.

Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: A Story is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.


Buy the Book:
Amazon ~Amazon.UK
B&N ~ BAM ~ IndieBound ~ Waterstones
Add to Goodreads

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Ilana Estelle writes such a special story in writing Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm. My heart broke for her as she told of her childhood and growing up years, not knowing what was wrong with her. Of course her school mates and those around her made fun of her as she struggled with this disease that she had no idea about. It is so sad that she has no family support, or support from anyone. But Estelle is a fighter and the amazing story she tells here of her journey to healing is so heartwarming. I was in tears many timds reading this book. Ilana Estelle may have been angry growing up but she now has a loving, tender and caring heart and I pray that many will find help from their struggles with Cerebral Palsy, as well as other issues you may deal with. As she talked about food that would help with arthritis pain, she had my attention because I have been dealing with severe back and joint pain for many years. And I will look into this further to try to calm my pain. If you are dealing with Cerebal Palsy, especially, you need to read this story. And this is a great read for anyone. I enjoy knowing so much knowing more about this disease, and I want to keep on cheering Ilana on because of her strong spirit and for all of her achievements accomplished through the years. This book is certainly a 5 plus Stars.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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An Interview With The Author

You refer to your website, The CP Diary in your book, how frequently do you write for that?

I add new content to my blog daily. What started out as a blog for me has turned into so much more, it helps others looking for help on-line too. 

My writing helps me with what I get to deal with; it is the reason I continue to write as often as I do. I never stop learning, wanting to find out more about myself and the world.

Do you have a writing schedule?

I have never tied myself into a particular writing schedule as such. Writing can be quite addictive, the more I write, the more I want to write any time of day. The more I write, the more I want to know more, the more I want to write and learn more. 

How original and unique is your book?

Finding out about my disability at the age of 46, even though I was originally diagnosed at 2, makes ‘my story’, and what I have written, original and unique. Also, I have written both books from a universal perspective and that makes my books original and unique. It doesn’t matter what we deal with, from a universal perspective, we may all relate to what I have written. 

Your book contains several quotes from famous people – which is your favourite and why?

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.” Henri J.M. Nouwen

Henri J.M. Nouwen’s words are simple and meaningful. Embracing spirituality can be a cathartic experience. For anyone who experiences a spiritual awaking, it truly is a life changing experience. 

My own spiritual journey has changed my attitude and my life. If my words resonate with you, or you’re just starting out on your own spiritual journey, I would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to check out my books, Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ and ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me.’ I know they can help. 

And no matter what any of us deal with, please don’t lose sight of your vision, and trust the spiritual process, because it should never let you down. My mum used to say, life doesn’t come with a manual and life can be hard. Yes, spirituality can make life easier… and you’ve GOT this! 

I know that no matter what I have had to deal with, or what I’ve had thrown at me over the years, spirituality has got me through my experiences and through the healing process and I am forever grateful. 

How did writing your books put your demons to rest?

Writing my blogs for @TheCPDiary was the start of the process of me coming to terms with my experiences, but I could never know about my disability without writing my first book. 

Writing my book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ was the start of understanding my life with my disability, the other part was understanding my journey, which I have done through my ‘Spirituality, Healing and Me’ book. 

Through the process, I needed to understand myself and for others to understand me. I believe being able to rationale and understand our life and our experiences, are an important part of the healing and emotional process and putting some of those demons to rest. 

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Meet the Author:

Ilana was born with a disability she didn’t know she had until the age of 46, when through her medical notes she discovered she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 2.

That discovery turned out to be a unique and life-changing experience that has forced Ilana to stand back and look at her life experiences differently. On her late diagnosis, Ilana set up her website The CP Diary and uses her experiences to explore her emotional and physical health, with an inspiring message advocating resilience and change.

Ilana likes to spend her days writing and blogging about anything that contributes to her health and well being. She is an animal advocate and is passionate about environmental issues. When she is not writing to tending to her blog, Ilana enjoys days out exploring the Yorkshire countryside. Ilana lives with her husband and their much-loved cat, in Yorkshire. Her grown up son and daughter both live in London.

Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Sept 20 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sept 20 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / guest post / giveaway
Sept 20 – Kam’s Place – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me
Sept 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Sept 22 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway

Sept 22 – Kam’s Place – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm
Sept 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway
Sept 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Sept 27 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Sept 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sept 30 – Fur Everywhere – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Oct 1 –
Oct 4 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / author interview / giveaway
Oct 5 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Spirituality, Healing, and Me / giveaway
Oct 6 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm / giveaway
Oct 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway

Oct 8 – Books for Books – book spotlight

Enter the Giveaway:

 
 
 

Spotlight and Giveaway for Cerebral Palsy by Ilana Estelle

Join us for this tour from May 17 to Jun 4, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleCerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm
Author:  Ilana Estelle
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 288 pages
Genre:  memoir
Publisher:  RedDoor Press
Release date:  Feb 1, 2020
Content Rating:  G. 

 

Book Description:

Born the second of premature twins, Ilana knew she was different from a young age, but for all the wrong reasons. Part memoir, part motivational guide, this is Ilana’s open and honest journey, from an angry confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change. 

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ Amazon.UK
B&N ~ BAM ~ IndieBound ~ Waterstones
Add to Goodreads

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🕊AND NOW READ AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW FROM THE AUTHOR

What makes your book different to other memoir/self-help books?

My book is unique as it is based on my life’s experiences around discovering I had a disability aged 46. It is written in a way so that any reader can relate to their own experiences, while it promotes positive messages without judgment or opinion.

What would you like your readers to take from your book?

I hope my readers will see that even though our life may be difficult, and that just because we start off in one place, we don’t have to stay where we are. Our lives are for us to change, and my experiences prove we can. 

My overriding message in my writing is that when we are determined, strong and steadfast and we believe in ourselves, we can change certain elements of our lives. I would like all of my readers to take away this message of positivity.

In your experience would you say there is such a thing as ‘writer’s block’?

I have heard many people talk about writer’s block, but it’s never happened to me. Personally, I think writing is a gift, if you have the ability to write; writing should come easy, but I do think there may be times in our life when we deal with stress and stressful situations, and it is perhaps in those times that we may have writer’s block, which makes it understandably, difficult to get thoughts down ‘on paper’. 

How long have you been writing for?

I first starting writing in May 2010 a few months after my cerebral palsy diagnosis so in May this year I will have been writing for 11 years. I initially started with my blog @thecpdiary and have since written this book and a number of articles for journals and magazines. I am also excited to say that my follow-on book is due to be published this summer, 2021.

What advice would you give to a new writer?

It is important for a writer to be open and honest about his or her experiences and to write from the heart with integrity and without compromise. Success in the writing and publishing world is enormously difficult to achieve, made worse by the current Covid-19 pandemic. So, my advice is measure success by personal achievement and above all else, persevere, because it’s easy to become disheartened and give up. 

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Meet the Author:

“Living with cerebral palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle. Born the second of premature twins, an hour apart, from a young age Ilana knew she was different, but for all the wrong reasons. A child of the 60s,

Ilana experienced first-hand the way that disability was, so often brushed under the carpet, not spoken about. Her constant physical and mental struggles made her feel isolated, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood… and it took 46 years for her to find out why. Part memoir, part motivational guide, Cerebral Palsy: a story ‘Finding the Calm After The Storm’ is Ilana’s open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, not knowing what was wrong, what her disability was, or that there was a diagnosis, to the ‘real’ her – a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.”

Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

May 17 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
May 17 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
May 17 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight
May 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 18 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 18 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 19 – Man of la Book – A Bookish Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 24 – My Journey Back – book spotlight / giveaway
May 24 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 25 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 26 – She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
May 28 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
May 31 – Leels Loves Books – book spotlight
Jun 1 – Book World Reviews – book spotlight
Jun 1 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Jun 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jun 3 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jun 4 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway: 

 
Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm Book Tour Giveaway

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