Monthly Archives: May 2016

5 Stars & Free E-Book, May 18-19

I just received the second 5-star review of my book. To celebrate, I’m giving away Kindle copies today and tomorrow, click here to get one. Authors like me rarely make money on a book, but it’s uniquely satisfying to see people enjoy it.

A summary of the book is below. If you know people who might enjoy it, please send this offer to them.

Walking Out of the Dark
Bad luck took his sight. With hope and humor, my brother didn’t let it take more.

Even after bad luck had taken Mike’s sight, he still enjoyed an adventure. In one of them, he helped with a ski race with blind skiers. These days, he likes to say, “You might think skiing without sight is tough, but we had the hard part, since we told them where to turn.” Then, he laughs and adds. “That meant standing on a ski slope with blind racers headed right for us.” His adventures and jokes help many people work through bad luck, not just blind folks.

This book is based on real events in Minnesota and begins when Mike attends a school for blind adults. A simple lesson is cooking without sight. A challenging lesson is about finding work. Mike learns that adults with low vision have a low chance of returning to work, which becomes his biggest hope. He wants to find a job again, so he can own a house again. He meets many good people at the school, but some cry more than they used to. Others laugh more, and a few compete in downhill ski racing. In this book, all of them help Mike work through bad luck and blindness.