One and a half years ago, I packed up all the research on which I relied for my first novel, REQUIEM FOR THE STATUS QUO (to be published by Black Rose Writing, summer of 2017). As you’ve read from the synopsis included on my Home page, this novel spotlights a family’s struggles with the tangible and emotional elements inherent when battling a disease that is always fatal; a disease that gives you daily – if not hourly – reminders of its devastating effects.
The research materials I packed away consisted primarily of the caregiving journals I kept while taking care of my father during his Alzheimer’s disease journey. That research also included reams of paper I organized into multi-tabbed folders containing the various doctors’ reports and findings from the many years of my father’s disease journey. Continue reading “The making of REQUIEM”