Sharon Lamhut Willen


Before my life-altering illness, I would identify myself by titles describing what I did: an educator, human resource development consultant, life coach, community builder, writer, and environmentalist. None of these speaks to the essence of what is important to me now.

Today I am revitalized and retired to a life of joy, creativity, and community service. I live in The Great Smoky Mountains with my most amazing husband, Michael, and our dog, Chelsea, who is the real Mistress of the Manor.
~Sharon Willen, Transplant Recipient, November 20, 2006

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Someone once asked, "What's something you think you'll do throughout your whole life? The answer was easy, "Brush my teeth and write in my journal." Maybe that's one reason I had such detailed lists, notes, and journals when I sat down in 2008 to think about the territory I had covered, from health, to death's door, and back.

As I read those notes-my dream journals especially-I was startled by the resilience, synchronicity and generosity reflected there, much of which I wasn't aware of as I lived through it. I just had to write that story down.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I knew the topic of Not Done Yet: A Tale of Transformation Through Transplant Surgery would not be a mass-market book, not likely to attract a traditional publisher. I also knew the information and perspective I had to offer would be useful for anyone considering transplant (donor, recipient, or caregiver) and inspirational to anyone else facing life challenges. I had the manuscript, all I needed was to learn how to make it available.

I believe the same "angel guides" that helped me survive will help my book find the right audience.
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Where to find Sharon Lamhut Willen online


Not Done Yet: A Tale of Transformation Through Transplant Surgery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,620. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
Vivid recollections and delightful anecdotes show us how the power and generosity of the human spirit come together to make real life miracles happen. An inspirational story of the journey through liver transplant surgery. Contains practical recommendations for those with health challenges and models of resilience for anyone who has ever asked, "Why me?", "What now?" and "Can I handle this?"

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