RA: Stacy, your book, My Name is Bryan, is based on a true story. Can you tell us why you decided to write about a quadriplegic man?
STACY: Bryan is actually my father-in-law. While I was dating my husband, I kept hearing different stories about his dad and thought, this really needs to be a book! It seemed like fate when his only son married a writer. Bryan's story is so inspirational and uplifting! I wanted to write his story so we could share it with the world. Too often bad things happen and people give up. Bryan is an example of someone who never gave up and never questioned why. His positive attitude is what has helped him live a full and happy life.
RA: Would you share a couple of highlights from his life, something that might inspire our readers today?
STACY: Here is a scene from the book:
“What else am I supposed to do? Lay in bed and wallow in self-pity?” he asked, crinkling his nose. “That sounds boring. And like a waste of time.”
“You’d be surprised how many do, though. And trust me, their recovery time is a lot slower than yours.”
Bryan got married, had kids, graduated college, and has a full time job. All without the use of his arms or his legs. He blows through a straw to drive his wheelchair and uses a lot of voice recognition technology to help him accomplish things. But he is living a complete, full life.
RA: Wow, that's really amazing. It could make us think twice about the things we let hold us back. What audiences do you think would most enjoy your book?
STACY: It's general fiction, and also inspirational fiction. So anyone who enjoys stories of triumph and overcoming the odds.
RA: Thank you. I have the link to 'My Name is Bryan' (find it on Amazon here), but are there any other links you'd like to share?
STACY: Thank you so much for taking interest in this story!
(Stacy shared the link to the following book trailer.)
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