In this anthology, we’ve collected 23 perspectives in this book from people of all ages who share their personal and emotional clubfoot experiences in their own words.
This book will take you from the moment of the clubfoot diagnosis, through the parenting caregiver experience, to children and adults living with clubfoot. These stories of inspiration, challenge, and strength reveal what got people through the journey, what they wish they’d known sooner, and what they’re grateful for.
Becoming a Mother by Lauren Pruitt
The Unexpected by Kate E.
The Phoenix Club by Jennifer L. Perrotta
Do You Know THIS Baby Has Clubfeet? By Erica Atha
A Letter to My Husband by Casey Murphy
The Raw Reality of a Clubfoot Mama by Delphine Le Roux
From Stigma to Sharing by Prina Bagia
Online Clubfoot Community with Heart by Tiffany Johnson
Clubfoot Community by Abby Skinner
Coleman’s Clubfoot Journey by Jessica Norris
From Anger to Advocacy by Nicole Bytnerowicz
Owen’s Clubfoot Journey by Marlene Parry
Dad Saves the Day by Chidiogo Obiesie
Approaching the End of BnB by Maureen Hoff
The Humans We Were Meant to Be by Ann-Jeanette England
If I Had a Crystal Ball by Allie Zimmerman
Grief and Dreams by Lori T. Howard
Clubfoot: The Incredible Journey by Aaron England
Big Goals by Riley Zimmerman
Just Chloe by Chloe Howard
Why No Baby Pictures? by Laura (Rayl) Bucknam
Who Would Have Thought? by Christopher Myers
You’ve Got This: A Poem for Clubfoot Parents by Katherine Kiedaisch
In this engaging book of short essays for writers, Keiko O’Leary explores what it means to live life as a writer, offers encouragement and inspiration, and suggests practical techniques to cultivate your writing life. Whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, these essays will support you on your writing journey.
What readers are saying:
This is a book of welcome—which means that it’s a book of openings, the kind of openings that every writer needs to be inspired and connected—to the world, to themselves, to their fellow writers, to their stories … and to all of the mysteries that touch us as creators.
‘You deserve to create what’s in you to create,’ writes Keiko O’Leary. Yes. This book radiates yes. It radiates awakening.
—Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month
A beautifully written meditation on the writer’s life. The minute I started reading this, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m home!’ This book speaks to the writer in me, not the published person in me. I can’t speak highly enough about this book.
—Julie A. Fast, bestselling author of Getting it Done When You’re Depressed
If you want to write but feel intimidated, or you start writing but get discouraged, or even if you already write a lot but would like some encouragement and celebration—this book is for you.
—C. Borst, author of Soldiers in Grey
Keiko’s book inspired me to start working on a novel that I had been wanting to write.
Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars is a guided journal to help parents understand the basics of clubfoot treatment and sort out their thoughts and emotions during the first year of their baby’s clubfoot treatment. We love to publish specialty books like these that are difficult to place with a large publishing house and hope you’ll help us make it happen!
Kickstarter campaigns are all or nothing, so backers won’t get charged anything unless we reach our funding goal to cover the costs of publishing Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars and donating some books to nonprofits or clubfoot treatment facilities.
Please share to spread the word or back our campaign. Click HERE to go to the Kickstarter campaign.
We’re happy to announce that we’re creating our first coloring book: Bunny Fun Coloring Book for Kids: Let’s Play (Active Play Theme)
Let’s Play is part of our new clubfoot book line Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars. Let’s Play features bunny characters from the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklyn! plus some new animal friends and lots of new active play scenes.
Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Let’s Play includes:
Active play scenes such as skating, climbing, and running
Coloring pages for serial casting and brace wear from the Brooklynn story book
Simple activity pages with dot to dot, matching, and mazes
If you’re interested in clubfoot resources, fill in the form below. You’ll get news and free coloring pages by email. We’d love to hear from you!
We’re happy to announce that we will be publishing the science fiction novel Luna’s Lament by David Colby.Luna’s Lament is the third book in the Lunar Cycle trilogy. Here’s a look at the cover, with gorgeous original art created by Sandi Billingsly.
The year: 2068
The place: Luna, the colony that’s waging war against the Earth.
Drusilla Zhao has entered into the shadowy, dangerous world of the S3TA—the Space Special Service, Transhuman Arm. Equipped with hyperadvanced technology and cybernetic augmentations, the S3TA are the Chinese-American Alliance’s trump card. But will Dru’s desire for revenge on the enemies who took everything she ever cared about blind her to the true enemy that lurks closer than she could possibly imagine?
Author David Colby combines hard science details with page-turning action and a diverse cast of characters for a unique science fiction experience that you won’t soon forget.