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
There’s not just one answer: each individual has a unique story to tell.
Clubfoot Connections collects 23 perspectives from people of all ages with a variety of backgrounds who share, in their own words, their personal and emotional clubfoot experiences.
This book will take you from the moment of the clubfoot diagnosis, through the parenting caregiver experience, to children and adults living with clubfoot. There are stories of inspiration and stories about the trials of the clubfoot treatment journey, stories from clubfoot kids and stories that will resonate with parents.
A natural part of being human is finding solace and validation in each other’s stories about shared challenges and journeys. This one-of-a-kind book provides many opportunities to do just that, to gain a deeper understanding of clubfoot, and to connect to members of the clubfoot community.
Betsy Miller and Maureen Hoff teamed up to edit this collection of diverse clubfoot experiences. Betsy is the author of The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot, Beyond Boots‘n’ Bars: A Guided Journal for Clubfoot Parents, and co-author of Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn, a picture book about a bunny with clubfoot. Maureen is the author of Clubfoot Chronicles and host of A Clubfoot Mom podcast.
Here is the gorgeous cover of our forthcoming guided journal Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents by Betsy Miller. Our cover designer Caroline Sanney came up with a number of concepts and this is the one that received the most positive response from clubfoot parents. We love how it turned out!
Since this book was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, we’re also ordering the extra rewards that some backers chose. Copies of the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn and our Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars mugs arrived in December and the tote bags came in this week. Don’t they look nice?
Now we’re finalizing the book design for the Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars interior pages and working on a coloring book with Brooklynn and her friends and family.
If you’re interested in clubfoot resources, fill in the form below. You’ll get news and free coloring pages by email.
In honor of World Clubfoot Day, we’re giving away three copies of the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn!
World Clubfoot Day is June 3, but you can enter through June 15, 2021. To enter for a chance to win (US only, due to shipping costs), like or comment and follow Thinking Ink Press on social media, or sign up for our clubfoot email and get free coloring pages.
Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce a new instant book: Bees by Betsy Miller.
He was not so afraid of bees that he couldn’t leave the house. It was more like if he saw a bee he would avoid it, you know, walk the other way. He knew all the places where bees liked to go on the way to school—the bottle brush plant, which he called the bee tree was worst of all. He always made sure to cross the street to the opposite side to avoid the bee tree.
Instant books are limited edition miniature books with complete stories inside. They fit in the palm of your hand, but are sturdy enough to read and share.
Keiko O’Leary, our Instant Book designer, created this book layout. She selected the typography and paper, created the cover art, and hand-folded each book.
Bees was released at the June 3rd Play On Words event at Café Stritch, where “Bees” was performed and Instant Books were available for purchase.
We’re very happy with the results of the preordering and crowdfunding event for The Parents’ Guide to Perthes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Not only did people order books for themselves, but contributors also covered the cost for us to donate over 20 books. We’ll be working with nonprofit organizations and hospitals where Perthes is treated so that the donated books will find their way into good hands.
We are currently getting The Parents’ Guide to Perthes ready for publication in paperback and e-book editions and expect to have books available in February 2015. We’ll follow up with contributors as soon as we have books. When The Parents’ Guide to Perthes is published, it will go into world-wide distribution through online booksellers and brick and mortar bookstores.
The ebook is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and many other online bookstores. (ETA May 18: the paperback is available now, too!)
Thinking Ink Press is excited to announce that we will be publishing The Parents’ Guide to Perthes, the first book about Perthes disease for families. Perthes is a rare childhood disease that affects the hip joints of children age two to twelve years old and can limit the child’s mobility.
Written by Dr. Charles T. Price and Betsy Miller, The Parents’ Guide to Perthes provides accurate information and practical advice for families. Charles T. Price, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He has done research on Perthes and has shared his findings in research papers and medical books. Betsy Miller is the author of The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia and The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot (available through booksellers).
People affected by rare diseases need resources as much as anyone else. But publishing books about rare diseases is challenging because the number of potential readers is small. The cost of publishing the book is more than the amount of income that book sales can generate. Thinking Ink Press is looking for ways to make it possible to publish The Parents’ Guide to Perthes and other similar books. To that end we’re running a pre-ordering and crowdfunding event on Pubslush from October 17, 2014 through November 16, 2014.