What inspired you to write your memoir?
I was born with Cystic Fibrosis and I’ve always had a passion for inspiring others to live their lives to the fullest no matter what. Health is not the absence of disease, and I’ve learned so many tips along the path to make my life more meaningful and overall “healthy” even in the face of a life threatening disease. This passion and my own journey for answers and a better life is what inspired me to finally sit down and write.
About your Book:
If you or a loved one has lived with a life threatening disease, you may have noticed over time life becomes defined by that disease, leaving in its wake broken dreams, a passion for living, and worst of all, hope.
Mandy lets you peek into her mind as she takes you on her journey to true wholeness. A mind filled with conflict, of a girl not expected to live past ten years old, but with dreams so much bigger. She gives insight, wisdom, and tools learned from her own overcoming to help you live your life and your destiny, despite what your circumstances look like.
- The key to conquering fear
- Simple steps to break free for a life without limits
- Choices you can make to live vibrantly
- How to step into your destiny—despite your circumstances
- Strategies for health and wellness
“A must read if you want to break free and live your destiny.” – Joy
“Mandy, I had a huge lightbulb go off as I was reading this. Thank you for being such a powerful example for the rest of us.” – Victoria
“This is a very powerful message that spoke to my heart. Thank you.” – Crystal
“…as a mom of three children with CF, I found your words to be inspiring and comforting” – Amy
Mandy B. Anderson dreamed of becoming a professional singer, despite being born with cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease that severely limited the very breath she needed to sing. Overcoming statistics of an early death, a fire that destroyed her and her husband Nate’s home, and the limits of her own mind, Mandy has become a sought after inspirational speaker, coach, author and singer who has written and produced multiple songs. When she’s not speaking or coaching, she writes weekly newsletters on her website that cover topics about faith, health, and inspiration to keep going during difficult times. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, Nate and their dog, Ajah.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I decided to self-publish my book because I have a strong contact list of other families that have Cystic Fibrosis and because I wanted it to be available more quickly than if I had sent it off to several different publishers. I hired a professional editor and graphic designer. I then published it through CreateSpace.com. They have been wonderful to work with! I also published the e-version through Smashwords.com
Originally posted 2012-09-03 23:31:22.