Publication Progress, Ben Behind His Voices

so… we are getting the most complimentary letters from publishers who “wish they could publish” Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from Chaos to Hope. With one out of every four families affected by mental illness, isn’t there a strong need for a story that provides hope, resources, and speaks to the power of love in recovery?

What do you think? some of these comments:

“It’s very moving but a very tough sell.”

“Thanks for thinking of me for this. I have a soft spot for stories of this kind and found the writing wonderful. “

“I would love to read more–in fact I’m ready to buy the book and can’t wait until you find
a publisher….”

“Thanks so much for sending me BEN BEHIND HIS VOICES by Randye Kaye. How chilling it is to read of Ben’s struggle with schizophrenia—Randye expertly relates the horror that undoubtedly comes with a phone call from your son’s school informing you that he thinks he’s having a nervous breakdown. The strength and love in coping with this illness, especially between Ben and Ali, are both obvious and amazing.
While I did admire elements of this proposal, I’m sorry to say that in the end, I wasn’t confident I could break this project out on a large scale in a crowded market.”

meanwhile, collecting some great quotes for the back cover!
“Ben Behind his Voices reminds us that schizophrenia is an illness, but not necessarily an identity. It movingly depicts the difficulty and the importance of recognizing, accepting, and managing the symptoms of this disorder.”

John H. Krystal, M.D.
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine

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