Joan’s Elder Care Guide – Reviewer’s Choice: Midwest Book Review, May 2017


“Joan’s Elder Care Guide – Reviewer’s Choice: Midwest Book Review, May 2017″ by Joan Y. Edwards

Thank you to Shawn Simon for reviewing Joan’s Elder Care Guide and to Midwest Book Review for putting her five-star out of 5 stars rating review in the May, 2017 Issue of Reviewer’s Bookwatch in the Reviewer’s Choice area.

Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Bookwatch, May 2017.

Reviewer’s Choice

Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive
Joan Y. Edwards
4RV Publishing
2912 Rankin Terrace, Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
http://4rvpublishing.com
9781940310398, PB, $15.99, Page Count 176 pages, www.amazon.com
9781940310404, HC, $19.99, Page Count 176 pages, www.amazon.com

Shawn Simon, Reviewer
http://stepmomshawn.com

Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

Five Stars on a scale of 1-5

Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive, by Joan Y Edwards, is a comprehensive handbook for those who are taking care of or may need to take care of an elderly person. So often when one becomes a caregiver to a parent or other relative, they are not at all prepared for the job at hand. Being unprepared can cause stress to the caregiver and to the person being cared for.

With Joan’s handbook, this stress, frustration, and exhaustion can be relieved. There is advice for how to handle emotions that are sure to arise and for making sure to provide social outlets for your elder, and so much more. From first deciding the best location for your loved one to the end of life discussions, this book has it all. The book even provides checklists to use and a whole host of resources!

Of essential importance, is making sure your own needs are met. We often forget to care for ourselves when we are caring for a loved one. However we are no good to them, if we are not good to ourselves. What is sometimes difficult to think about are the financial issues to consider after your loved one has passed. Joan’s book discusses how to best handle wills, trusts, estates, and more. There is even a section on grieving our loved one.

I especially love the anecdotal stories she shares about her time caring for her feisty, witty elderly mother. Her experiences are what prompted her to write this book. She realized how much she needed to consider before deciding to provide full-time care for her mother. There did not seem to be a comprehensive guide to help her, so she decided to write her own. This is a book everyone should have if they may ever need to care for an elderly person. Joan Y Edwards has thought of everything!”

Read complete review at Midwest Book Review website: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/may_17.htm#rc
(If you go to the link, my book is about the 12th one. They are not numbered.)

*****

Shawn Simon is author of soon to be releasedStepping into a New Role, Stories from Stepmoms with 4RV Publishing: websitehttp://stepmomshawn.comStepmom Shawn/Facebook Page

Thanks again to Shawn Simon for reviewing my book for me. Thank you, dear readers, for reading my blog and leaving comments now and then. I appreciate you very much.

Here are the three people who left a comment between May 13, 2017 and May 22, 2017:
1. Linda Martin Andersen
2. Sarah Swan
3. Melanie Robertson-King

Random.org chose number 2. Therefore, Sarah Swan won a free copy of Joan’s Elder Care Guide. Please send me your snail mail address, Sarah and I’ll send it to you.

Melanie Robertson-King offered to review it so I sent her a copy in the mail on May 24, 2017.

Reviews help others know that my book is a good buy and a worthy use of  time to read it. If you’re also willing to review it for me, please let me know: joanyedwards1@gmail.com.

 

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Book Signing Barnes & Noble Arboretum, Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.


Joan's Elder Care Guide cover by Aidana WillowRaven, 4RV Publishing

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Copyright 2004 Joan Y. Edwards

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Come to see me on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. Book signing Barnes & Noble Arboretum Shopping Center, 3327 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226. Phone 704-341-9365.

Joint bookfair between Barnes and Noble and Charlotte Writers Club. Other authors will be there. Their names are below with the times they will do a reading!

If you can’t come in person, you can order online use Bookfair voucher ID 12077293: http://www.bn.com/bookfairs from 2/25/2017 to 3/2/2017 and include the Bookfair voucher ID 12077293 on the payment page during checkout.

At 3:30 p.m. I’ll be reading from one of my books – 15 minutes. I’m the last author to read! It’s an honor to be there.

Here’s the list of authors and the time they’ll read:

1:15 Ione O’Hara
1:30 M. Logan Ham
1:45 Linda Bost
2:00 Nancy LiPetri
2:15 Norma Dougherty
2:30 Ben Sharpton
2:45 Liz Gilmore Williams
3:00 Nancy Stancill
3:15  James Boatner
3:30 Joan Edwards


I know you’ll be with me in spirit, if you can’t be there in person! Thanks for caring about me!Flip Flap Floodle and I can’t wait to see you! 

 

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Celebrate Each Step You Take

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The Kirkus Review of Joan’s Elder Care Guide Is Fantastic


Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

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“The Kirkus Review of Joan’s Elder Care Guide Is Fantastic” by Joan Y. Edwards

The Kirkus Review of Joan’s Elder Care Guide is now available to view on their website. I believe it is fantastic. I am very thankful. Here are two excerpts:

“A compact resource that addresses the typical concerns of those who care for the elderly.”— Kirkus Reviews

Overall, the book is strongest when the author shares tips from her own experience providing in-home care and when discussing communication—between the caregiver and elder, with health providers, and with substitute caregivers. In these moments, she effectively shares practical methods and systems that worked for her. The prose is conversational in tone, breezy at times, but clear throughout; readers who have already used hospice care, for example, will find her descriptions spot-on. She approaches every discussion, from relationships to religion, in an inclusive, nonjudgmental manner, and her hard-earned empathy shines through.”— Kirkus Reviews

To read the rest of the review and comment go to: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/joan-y-edwards/joans-elder-care-guide/

Joan’s Elder Care Guide

Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive

Buy It Now!
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Book signing Invitation

Park Road Books 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209 704-525-9239

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-525-9239

 

Joan Y. Edwards, author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive, invites you and your friends to her book signing at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Meet Edwards and sign “Thinking of You” cards for residents at Elmcroft of Little Avenue, Alzheimers-Dementia Unit in Charlotte, NC.

Thank you for reading my blog. You make me smile. I’d love to hear from you. To comment, please click on comment and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Invites You to Her Book Signing at Park Road Books at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016


“Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Invites You to Her Book Signing at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016”

 

P.S. The book signing went really well. It was a lot of fun…a big party with family, friends, and other guests. I sold 6 copies of Joan’s Elder Care Guide – 4 to friends and 2 to other shopping guests. Thank you to Megan at Park Road Books for letting me have the book signing. Thank you to all who came. Thank you to all who were there in spirit. Thank you to all who have bought my book online, in the Park Road Books, or from me. Thank you to all who signed the cards for the residents of Elmcroft Alzheimer/Dementia Unit. May God bless you.

Park Road Books 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209 704-525-9239

Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209/704-525-9239

I am very excited and honored that Park Road Books is selling Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive – $16.99 plus tax. Not only that, but they’re allowing me to have a book signing at their store at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016. I hope you’ll be able to come. If you can’t be there in person, but would like to purchase a book, please contact them.

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-525-9239
http://www.parkroadbooks.com/

I’m creating “Thinking of You” cards for people to sign to give to residents at Elmcroft of Little Avenue, Alzheimers-Dementia Unit in Charlotte, NC.

Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

About the Book

Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive published by 4RV Publishing gives you, the caregiver, ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and those of your elder to promote healing, well-being, and survival.

Based on the author’s research and fourteen years of experience caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your elder to live, explains ways to improve communication to help find solutions to problems, and gives organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents.

It offers ways for a caregiver to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must have to keep their elders safe. Along with all this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to celebrate an elder’s life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also includes ten useful charts to assist in assessing and recording an elder’s needs and capabilities.

I hope you’ll be able to make it. Please share with your family and friends. To leave a me a note, click on comment and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

 

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Pat Rullo’s Interview of Joan Y. Edwards on Speak Up Talk Radio


Pat Rullo

Pat Rullo, Speak Up Talk Radio

Oh my goodness. Pat Rullo emailed and asked me if she could interview me for Speak Up Talk Radio! I am very honored that she singled me out to ask for an interview. She’s taking care of her mother, so my book, Joan’s Elder Care Guide, was of special interest to her. I hope you’ll listen. Please listen to it and tell me what you think in the comment area for this post.

Here’s a link to Pat’s interview with me on Speak Up Radio: http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/joan-edwards/

As Heard On SUTRN

I hope you enjoy it. Pat asked me very good questions. She fell in love with my book, Flip Flap Floodle, too. After talking with Pat, I feel like I’ve found a new friend.

In case you’d like to have Pat Rullo interview you, here’s information to help you.

Each person who has an interview gives a donation which to fund the Sewport pillowcase project. They send handmade one-of-a-kind pillowcases to veteran shelters, women and children’s domestic abuse homes and animal shelters with each participant name as the donor. I think this is a great project. That’s one of the reasons I decided to do the interview.

If you would like Pat Rullo to interview you to highlight your product, service, talent, book or simply have something to say – Speak Up Talk radio will feature you on the Network for a full 52 weeks for $1.00 per week. You can also air your interview on iTunes, Stitcher (available in over 4 million cars) as well as on mobile apps iOS, Android, Nook, and Kindle Fire. Extra promotions on iHeart Radio available, too. What are you waiting for? SPEAK UP! Enjoy one of those few opportunities you have to talk about yourself to a very interested audience! contact pr@speakuptalkradio.com

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Sarah Maury Swan’s “An Interview of the Amazing Joan Y. Edwards”


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Sarah Maury Swan, Author of “Terror’s Identity,” honored me and I bow humbly because she did a blog interview of me. She said I was very encouraging. I’m glad because I do like to encourage people to Never Give Up. She even tackled this with a new computer and included pictures, too. Hurray for Sarah and her new computer. I hope you’ll drop by and read it and share your thoughts and similar experiences with us on her blog. Thanks.

Sarah has followed my blog for a long time and was one of the first people to join the Pub Subbers Yahoo group. Thanks again, Sarah.

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Reblog: Aidana WillowRaven’s “Joan’s Elder Care Guide Cover Art and Design”


Thank you to Aidana WillowRaven for the wonderful cover art for Joan’s Elder Care Guide and for posting an article about how you created it on your blog.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Aidana WillowRaven’s blog: Joan’s Elder Care Guide ~ cover art and design for Joan Y Edwards (@joanyedwards) and 4RV Publishing(@4RV)

 

As many of my readers know, my primary income stems from commissions from small publishers, plus indie and hybrid authors. One of those small publishers (4RV Publishing) was crazy enough to adopt me as the art director several years ago, then added VP of Operations to my resume, and now they can’t get rid of me.
=))

4RV‘s latest release, Joan’s Elder Care Guide, happens to have a cover by yours truly. As AD, the majority of the books released pass my screen for layout, however, most of the covers or illustrations are not created by me, but by the 4RV team of artists…

To read more, go to the following link: http://aidana.willowravenblog.com/2016/04/joans-elder-care-guide-cover-art-and.html

 

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Joan Y. Edwards

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