You can read an essay, titled: Run For Me in the 2010 Reader’s Digest. This is a sensuous essay about a run I took for a friend who was housebound due to the worsening of his diabetes. Neville wrote from his flat in London, “I’m going stir-crazy, can you take me running with you?” Neville was blind, and by this time in a wheelchair, the essay brings the sights, sounds and feelings of the run to his imagination and memory. The essay’s themes include my own struggle to find the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
In Cup of Comfort for the Grieving Heart, the essay: Gifts, is set in the days between my son’s death and his funeral, and refers to the gifts we receive from the people around us.
In Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners, The New York Marathon After 9/11, is a piece about the people I meet while running the marathon, six weeks after the twin towers were taken out. Another essay, Ironman, is about becoming the world’s first leg amputee woman to finish the Ironman (2.4 miles swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run).
In the July 2008 issue of Good Housekeeping, you can find an excerpt from my memoir, titled; One Foot in Front of the Other. The piece begins with my freight train accident when I was thirteen, and ends on the course of my first marathon. You can also find an interview at goodhousekeeping.com.
I am in the process of looking for a publisher for my memoir; In the Company of Everyday Heroes, An amputee’s triumphant run through love, loss and world records.