“I have been reading A Twisted Fate and find it very inspiring. I really like your writing. It's very direct and straightforward, and I find myself anticipating the next chapter. There's a simplicity about the writing in the best sense of the word. It tells the story so succinctly without sentiment but with emotion. As you know, I'm a professional writer, and I generally don't try to read and critique writing. But I do notice when I'm enjoying someone's writing, and I like to let them know!”
~~Dr. Linda Seger~~
About Dr. Linda Seger professional writer and script consultant:
- B.A. in English from Colorado College
- M.A. in Theater from Northwestern University.
- M.A. in Religion and the Arts from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California
- Th.D. in Drama and Theology from The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
- M.A. in Feminist theology from Immaculate Heart College Center, Los Angeles, California.
http://www.lindaseger.com/lindas-life/ her life
What others are saying:
It is well written (and edited). It
really has a good balance of life, anecdote and medical fact about you went
through and continue to go through. I do remember some of your stories but
particularly your visits to Toronto and your years at the Glenrose, I gained a
good insight into what you were going through that I probably didn’t know. Your
stories about those friendships and others with problems and your perspective
are gripping and I totally enjoyed every page!
What a PHENOMINAL success! -KMC
Halfway through the book. Really
enjoying it. You always were My hero and this book confirms why. You have so much courage.
Good tribute to
your mom as well.
The stories are
well told, the ones about the people you met in the hospital that have passed are heartbreaking, but also a real
tribute to them and a way of letting them know they will never be forgotten.
I am sure this book
will accomplish your wish of getting more information out there, which can only
be a great thing.
Thank you for
signing my book. I will treasure it always. -B
A Quote: “I believe
that we are all, at some point in our lives, sent on an unexpected
detour-something we have no control over that we just have to accept and deal
with. What form it will take we don’t know, but it will test our strength. When
this happens, do not put your life on hold, and do not be devastated by
challenge and change. Tap into the resources that work for you to help you find
your own strength. It takes time, but it is worth it” Brenda Currey Lewis, “A
Twisted Fate” 2013.
I have just
finished the book. I read it in a day. I could not put it down. I could hear
your voice. I am so proud and impressed. I am so happy to have shared part of
your story. Beautifully written, heart wrenching, humorous and just plain unbelievable
at some points. This book will give all who read it courage.
I am blessed to be
a friend of the author. Bravo Brenda Brave.
With joy -JSM
I am soooooo busy
at work and home right now, but I read about 10 chapters of your book and it’s
So great work,
Brenda, and I look forward to squeaking out the rest as soon as possible!!! -ATW
Wow, Brenda you are
famous! Thought your interview was great, especially given it was your first
I finished your
book and I really enjoyed it. It really
helped me understand dystonia, the life you have lived with it and the person
you are. It made me laugh and cry. What more could you want from a book. Not
the book tonight and feel you accomplished with great thought and presence, the
two most important things in your life at this time. Firstly, that being your
story of your life’s travels, since the diagnosis of Dystonia, which you have
done with such verbal substance and humour. Secondly, you did an excellent job
of acknowledging the part your mother has played in your journey. Good job and God Bless you in your future
travels! –Richard Currey
I received your book from my mom and
dad for Christmas, and I had a chance to read it over my Christmas holidays. I
thoroughly enjoyed it. I have
recommended it to many of my friends and will be passing it on to others to
read after Denise finishes it. I am so impressed for a few different reasons,
and I wanted to share those with you.
First, I am so impressed by your
writing a book! What an accomplishment. You told your story in such a
straightforward and unemotional way and it was an easy read!
Second, I have always been impressed
by your attitude and outlook on life, but I have to admit that I never really
had any clue that what you have been through in your life. I knew you had had a
‘couple’ of surgeries, but had no clue that it was so many! And your
descriptions of what is happening in your body were so enlightening. Of course, I have witnessed the things you
describe, such as your foot turning in, the tremor in your left hand, the
twisting of your body when you are sitting, and even the fact that your leg
shoots out just when someone is walking passed you, tripping them!! But I
didn’t really understand what was actually happening, and the way you described
the fight that your body is waging against its own muscles was something that I
had no idea about.
I also knew what a
strong advocate your mom is for you, but had no idea the struggles that she had
to have in order for positive things to happen in your life.
I always knew you
were strong, but your book has shown me that you have strength within you
unlike anyone I have ever known. You are brave and resilient and I am so proud
to call you my cousin and friend. -EFW
I read by kindle copy last night ! Kirsten has even started to read it!
What a PHENOMENAL success. You should be so proud of yourself.
It is well written (and edited). It really has a good balance of life,
anecdote and medical fact about you went through and continue to go through. I do remember some of your stories but particularly your visits to Toronto and your years at the Glenrose, I gained a good insight into what you were going through that I probably didn't know. Your stories about those friendships and others with problems and your perspective are gripping and I totally enjoyed every page !
Brenda, it's funny that I have known you for 45+ years and I have seen your struggle up close and one on one, but I really took from the book your dystonic muscular trouble that I probably have never really comprehended or understood until I read your words. They are very eloquent and from your heart. As you say, until you can walk in those persons shoes.
I'm very proud of you...
I finished Brenda's book last night.
It was absolutely fantastic.
I had to stop and think, was I reading some professional author's storytelling, or my sister.
She really has a good balance of fact, personal story and onward journey.
I think you will love it, it is warts and all from her perspective.
I hope people do read it...