George Byron Crocker

Biography

This is the story of the author, George Crocker is a brain injury survivor from a massive stroke and brain surgery. This book chronicles the struggles of growing up in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, family struggles and the biggest challenge surviving and recovery from a stroke and brain Surgery.The inspiration to begin writing this book occurred during the darkest days of George's early recovery. His writing contains insights into the human spirit and explains the true grit needed in pulling through life's perpetual struggles. With brain injury there are days that are steps forward, others where there are steps backwards and plenty of frustration in life's new "normal". George has learned that life is often like threading a needle; frustrating, maddening, but with persistence, tenacity and "figuring it out on our own", goals can be accomplished. At the end of the day, George like so many brain injury survivors, is brave enough to say "Yes, I will try again tomorrow". That takes real courage!

Our brains...all we are. This fragile, impossibly complex organ is all of "who we are" - the changes that can occur when the brain is injured can last forever. The road to recovery is long hard and slow - a journey that has got to be one of the most inspiring and profound examples of human resiliency and the power of our brains to heal and adap
I believe that everyone has a story to tell …. This is my inspirational story. In early recovery from the stroke and surgery, many people quit, but not me I had no quit, During recovery I had an over whelming desire to write. One thing seemed to stick in my mind during my meditation about writing, the following statement explains my thoughts. There are many books lying beneath the ground of a cemetery that were never written. , I decided to actually write the story I needed to tell. This I have done. Not to focus on only one aspect of my life with brain injury I have weaved the story of my life intertwined with stories of family members past and present. All true stories. My goal is to glue you to the pages of my book. Real life stories can be inspiring. I think this one is also. .

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do prefer to have a physical book in my hand, feel and smell the paper. But I do use kindle for travel on planes and trains. I alwayshave trhe book with me and do not forget the book and leave it behind as I do on occasion with the printed copy.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have been using Facebook and asking my friends to share my posts and also using my own email list, plus I wrote a marketing folder to drop of to local book stores with a letter included to the manager asking for a meeting to discuss my book. I have also purchased advertising in the Ingramsparks monthly bulletin.
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Books

Threading the Needles of Life: A Quiet Reflection
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 64,220. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This is the story of the author, George Crocker, who was born in Creston South, now a part of Marystown Newfoundland, Canada. George currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he has lived for the past 25 years. He is a brain injury survivor, from a massive stroke and brain surgery on March 27th, 2015. The inspiration to begin writing this book occurred during the darkest days of his...

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