Cannie J McNamara
In 2002, Cannie was changed due to brain trauma. Believing, always, she would resume her life as a journeyman electrician, she underwent multiple therapies. Ten months later she was made aware her life would never be the same again. She was told more than once through the years to accept her limitations and give up the fight to become more. To this day she continues to push the envelope of life. She has written and illustrated many children's books inspired by her grandchildren and friends. She has also complied three books that are collections of her brand of poetry and writings giving an insight into her head trauma. Encouraged by others to share these works, she is striving to finish the final details of these books so they will also be made available to the public.
Everything she has written has rolled around in her head until she realized it was never going away. The only way to let it free from her thoughts were to write it down.
One message she would like to convey to the universe is:
Brain trauma does not make people less intelligent. We process information with a greater challenge. Our intelligence does not diminish due to our trauma. We, many times, are forced to find new ways to employ this intelligence. To make it work in our behalf. We may forget, not understand clearly, or be trapped in our own minds and struggle to communicate with others. Depending on how far we push our brains at any given time can determine how intelligent we may appear to others. However, if you take the time to know us, you will see we are very much like you. We have dreams, insights, aspirations and fears like everyone else.
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Come Walk with Me
by Cannie J McNamara
The beginning of a journey through the mind of a brain injured person. Struggling with the inability to communicate, words began to flow through my mind in verse. I put pen to paper to express my feelings of frustration, humor, love, joy, sorrow and despair. This, the first book of the Come Walk with Me series, is the beginning of that journey. Maybe you'll see my journey reflected in you.
Found in the Scottish Highlands
by Cannie J McNamara
*Seduced by a Highlander*
Melody is claimed by the Highlander in Scotland after an accident leaving her memory sketchy. What do her dreams mean? Can she learn to love the Highlander?
*Love was the Last Thing on His Mind*
Patrick, destined to lead the clan at 18, never knew love until Melody. Could he convince her to be his wife? Could he keep her safe from the evil following her to the Highlands?
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