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I've Written and Published My First Book!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Hot Tamale, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Hot Tamale

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    Just wanted to share with my TW family that I have written and published my first book. It is called, "Working With The Mentally Ill-Stories That Will Make You Smile, Laugh, and Maybe Cry." It is based on various situations and patients I encountered over my 34 years of working at various state hospitals and prisons. I initially wrote it hoping schools would use it in addition to their regular textbooks in topics like nursing, psychology, and sociology. It may help someone decide if working in the mental health field is for them or not. Another reason I wrote the book is to help educate the community in general on people with mental illnesses. Contrary to what many believe, most are not locked up in institutions, they are living in the community. Also, having a mental illness has nothing to do with your education, socio-economic level, race, etc. It can happen to anyone. Anyway, for anyone interested, please visit my website www.patbeattie.com for more information on the book and me.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    rick

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    tremendous accomplishment, Congratulations
     
  3. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    Incognito

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    Very nice Pat! :) This is a great accomplishment, you should be proud!
     
  4. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    rme

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    This is absolutely wonderful news! I hope you are able to reach the multitudes of folks who can benefit from your book and your experience.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    squad314

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    HT congrats,that is a wonderful accomplishment. I'm going to check it out :)....On that note,thank you for dedicating so many years of your life to helping those with Mental Illness. My family has been touched by it and it is very often difficult to understand.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Gsquare

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    WTG Pat - an outstanding accomplishment! Will it be available on Amazon?
     
  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    Pat................that is awesome!!!
     
  8. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Hot Tamale

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    It will be in a few weeks, all you need is the ISBN number. It's actually easier to order through Xlibris though.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Congrats on your accomplishment. I hope it has great success, I'm sure your hard work will pay off.
     
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    Burgman

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    Wow congrats
     
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    blackhawke88

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    Congratulations! Thats pretty amazing
     
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    awesome congrats!!
     
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    What an accomplishment! Awesome.:proposetoast:
     
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    Very cool!!!!
     
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    congrats pat
     
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    Congratulations!!:bananadance:
     
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    congratulations Pat!!!
     
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    Thats awsome
     
  19. Nov 11, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    wow!! congratualtions hot tamale!!! i hope to one day write and publish a book my self
     
  20. Nov 11, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    FANTASTIC PAT!!!! Thats great News! Is there gonna be a TW discount? :eek:
     
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