Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Cerebral Palsy: A Story by Ilana Estelle - Book Tour + Giveaway


 

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. 

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Author Interview

If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?
I would tell my younger self that although not everyone will have your back, you have your back and that is the most important.

I would remind myself not to stress about the outcome of things, because things work out how they are supposed to. That you are where you are supposed to be at any given time, so stressing doesn’t help.

 

How important was it to you that you write with complete honesty about your experiences?
For me writing with honesty is essential. However, I have learned through my writing experiences that’s not always easy, particularly where others have shared their life with you.

But no matter what your truth is, it’s still your truth and as long as your writing is expressed in a way that is respectful and considerate, others should understand and be okay with your reasoning. If the shoe was on the other foot, and someone else was writing, they would expect the same of us.

 

How do you balance the demands of writing with the stresses of daily life?
Living through the pandemic has been enormously stressful for me, and I have had to learn how to juggle that with my daily writing routine, but my writing helps me take the edge off anxiety and stress. It is because I have autism that I struggle with anxiety, so for me it’s less a case of balance, but rather a case of having to manage. There are days when I fair better with my anxiety, than other days.

 

What makes your non-fiction book different to other non-fiction out there?
My book is different to other non-fiction books because my writing is based around my unique experiences of growing up with a disability that I didn’t know I had and how that impacted on my physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is part memoir, part motivational guide, written on universal principles, which affect, concern and involve us all. My book can be read by everyone to help us navigate our lives more easily.

 

Your book is based on spirituality, how does spirituality help us navigate our lives?
We don’t always recognise that we are affected by external influences. Once we understand we are, it becomes easier to manage our emotions and understand our feelings, enabling us to navigate certain aspects of our lives, including potentially challenging situations. Being able to understand things in the whole, can give us a different perspective on our lives.


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

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