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/24-7PressRelease/ - FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, October 16, 2007 - Author Carol D. O'Dell's Atlanta book tour includes her CNN appearance and runs from October 10th-22nd. View the CNN link at CNN.com/booktalk/odell/interview.
O'Dell will visit hospice centers, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and caregiving support groups, libraries, bookstores, writer's groups, and will be interviewed on leading television radio programs in the Atlanta area including Good Morning Atlanta on Fox5, and WXIA, Saturday Morning Show and Radio Sandy Springs.
Visit her website at www.mothering-mother.com for a list of public events and CNN link.
Carol will give dramatic reading excerpts from her book Mothering Mother, accept interviews, answer questions, and lead open and honest discussions on the fears and frustrations of the importance impact of caregiving in our society and how it effects our relationships, lives, and perceptions.
Mothering Mother was written by O'Dell in real time as she cared for her mother for the last three years of her life and focuses on the candid, poignant, and sometimes humorous side of caregiving, as well as the ramifications on the family and health care issues that arise.
Key topics include:
• Will Caregiving Cost Me My Job?
• Have You Lost Your Joy? The Toll of Caregiving and How to "You" Back
• We're Not Connecting: Building a Bridge Between the Medical Community, Caregivers, and their Families
• Can Mom Still Live Alone? Living Transitions: Knowing When To Change
• Quick--Lock the Door or Mom Will Come In: Intimacy Issues in a Multi-Generational House
• If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother: Loving the Difficult Family Member
Booklist Review reports that Mothering Mother is a "Beautiful rendering of a difficult but all-too-common situation, told with plenty of humor...and much love." Dr. Barry Baines of Barry K. Baines, MD., Hospice Director and Author of Ethical Wills says, "Mothering Mother documents the daily love, doubts, ambivalence, guilt, grief, and small triumphs that accompany caregiving. Those of us in the Baby-boomer generation will resonate with the emotional roller coaster that many of us have or are currently experiencing, or fear having to face with our own aging parents."
About Carol D. O'Dell:
Carol D. O'Dell's passion is to tell stories and through stories to teach, offer insights, comfort and guide. She is a national speaker, teacher and author. Her stories have been described as "full of magic and wonder" and moments of offered grace."
Her fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in such publications as Voices of Alzheimer's, Atlanta Magazine, Southern Revival, Mature Matters and AIM, America's Interracial Magazine. She is the health editor for Hot Psychology Magazine and a graduate of Jacksonville University.
Carol D. O'Dell is a requested speaker on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, caregiving, hospice, family dynamics, writing and women's issues around the country. Audience members find Carol to be a passionate and captivating speaker with a compelling message, delivered with southern flair, surprising humor and poignant drama.
Carol D. O'Dell
Mothering Mother is by Kunati Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1-60164-003-1, and is available on Amazon, online and bookstore retailers.
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