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Humor, healing and hope

Vikki Claflin, international best-selling author, humor blogger and inspirational speaker, is writing a new book, Parkinsons…Like a Boss, and accepting stories of “humor, healing and hope” from patients, family members, friends or caregivers.

“Whether you have PD or care for someone who does, you have a story and we want to hear it,” said Claflin, author of Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s. “It can be a humorous anecdote, a poignant or moving memory, tips or advice on fighting the good fight, or lessons learned about life with a chronic illness.”

Stories should be at least one paragraph, but no longer than three pages. Please submit as a Word document or an MP3 audio file to A release form must be signed before the book goes to press, and Claflin reserves the right to edit submissions for quality and appropriateness. Names will be included, unless the writer requests anonymity. Writers of accepted submissions will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Deadline is Jan. 31.

Author of the award-winning blog, Laugh Lines: Humorous Thoughts and Advice on How to Live Young When You’re…Well…Not, Claflin has written three humorous books. She’s currently on the speaking circuit, sharing her Parkinson’s journey and helping other patients “find the funny, improving their lives with laughter.”

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