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C.J Rock Writer-Public Speaker
C.J. Rock began writing at the age of 15, starting out with journaling and progressing to novellas and poetry. In more recent times, she has written (unsolicited) poetry to Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Kennedy family. Letters of appreciation arrived from Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ted Kennedy.
C.J. Rock wrote two articles for the “About Las Vegas Nevada” website which was hosted by Barb Donohue at Webseed Publishing in 2001.
In addition, C.J. Rock has written three books:
"A Promise Fulfilled," is a story about her adopted daughter from Korea who was born without a left ear, and her struggle for normalcy.
"Doctors Don’t Always Bury Their Mistakes," a story of the fight to resume a normal life against overwhelming odds.
"Shaken To The Core," her recently published book for the prevention of child abuse.
Currently she is working on "Animal Tails," an anthology of poetry about animals.
C.J Rock’s goal is to be a modern-day storyteller who relates non-fiction incidents that may help others overcome adversity and achieve their goals. She also loves weaving stories within poetry to entertain both children and adults.
She is a charter member of the Enid Professional Writers Organization and has graduated from the Scribe & Quill’s freelancing writing course.
Guest Lecturer- Northern Oklahoma University Enid, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Kerr Drummond Hall Stillwater, Oklahoma Centennial Celebration Enid Public Library of Garfield County, Brace Books Ponca City, Davinci’s Coffeehouse, Enid Metro Association of Realtors Inc, Beta Phi Zeta Langston Alumni, Guthrie Oklahoma, Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid, Oklahoma
Book Signings Hastings Books, Enid Public Library, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City, Steve’s Sundry Books and Magazines, Tulsa, Oklahoma Brace Books Ponca City, OSU, Stillwater, OSU Student Union Bookstore
Radio Interviews-Rob Houston at KNID Radio, Alan Clepper and J. Curtis Huckleberry, KOFM Radio, Randy Renner at KOKC Radio, & Bev Walton Porter.
Newspaper Interviews-Ruth Ann Replogle, Lifestyles Editor, Enid News & Eagle, Judy Randle World Book Editor, Tulsa World, Sally Hodges, Ponca City News, Eli Nichols The Daily O’ Collegian Assistant Managing Editor.
Honored For Women’s History- March 13, 2008- Northwestern Oklahoma State University Panel/Presentation, March 25, OSU Student Union (Her Story) Shaken to the Core displayed at Chapters Bookstore OSU Student Union
She has been happily married to her soul mate for 33 years. They have one daughter who is 25. CJ Rock is an Oklahoma Author. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois and has lived in different cities across the U.S. These experiences have expanded her knowledge of people and places.
on April 16, 2012 :
This book is well written and captivating - one that is hard to stop reading until the end once you start. The way CJ was treated by so many doctors is unthinkable and horrible. Unfortunately, it is too easy for someone to be treated the way she was because we have all been brought up to believe the doctor knows or will be willing to find the proper way to treat us or admit there is nothing he can do to help and doesn't know anyone who can. All of CJ's horrible experiences remind us thhat no one knows our bodies like we do, and if you have any doubt about what the doctor is recommending, DON'T DO IT!
In the end, you know that the only reason CJ survived was through the grace of God and that God was not finished with her.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on March 26, 2012 :
Doctor's don't always bury their mistakes is an outstanding book and makes the reader very conscious about who they will entrust when medical care is needed/required. It is my understanding that C J Rocks book is based upon a series of real life events. The medical malpractice and painstaking account of the poor medical care given was just chilling. I recommend others read this book and apply what C J Rock learned in the end. You must trust your self and not always the advice given from so called medical specialists.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on March 21, 2012 :
The lesson from this book is; do not treat your Dr.'s like they have the "know all" answers to your medical issues. Tread carefully; do your research on Dr's before seeing them and get numerous opinions before you choose a course of medical treatment. Do not let the Dr. convince you to participate in any procedure which causes concern for you.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)