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Author Name: Lynne Robitaille
Book Title: Strength in a Heartbeat: Diary of a Heart TransplantAbout the Book:
The books are definitely coming to downtown Miami as the nation’s finest literary festival, the Miami Book Fair International holds its annual celebration. This eight-day literary party will commence on the 12th of November and is expected to have over a hundred-thousand readers and writers in attendance. Distinguished authors from the United States and other parts of the globe, as well as book lovers, will be gracing the Fair and its many activities.
Formerly known as “Books by the Bay”, the Miami Book Fair was founded in 1984 by Miami-Dade College. The growth and success of the very first event which took place in the same year were endeavored by Miami-Dade College in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Wolfson Campus President, Eduardo J. Padron, and local independent bookstore owners Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books and Craig Pollock of BookWorks. The team had reached their success during the 90’s, when the two-day street fair grew steadily and became the largest literary festival in the country, thus acquiring its well-earned name, Miami Book Fair.
Once again, the Festival will bring over hundreds of renowned national and international exhibitors together as it continues to become a model for other fairs across the country. Events and activities include the Street Fair, book signings, an interactive children’s area, live music, workshops, and a special six-night event, “Evenings With…” featuring readings and discussions with notable authors from both, the U.S., and from around the world.
This year, BookBlastPro and Lynne Robitaille will be joining the Street Fair weekend together with more than 450 authors and exhibitors. The Festival of Authors will take place on the 17th – 19th of November and the festival-goers can expect to see Robitaille at the BookBlastPro booth where they will have the opportunity to learn about her and her medical book entitled, Strength in a Heartbeat: Diary of a Heart Transplant. They may even witness the filming of her interview, and will have a chance for a personal; book signing!
People say, strength nurtures in the moments when one ponders she can no longer go on, but she keeps going anyway. Author Lynne Robitaille is an epitome of strength; a person who was able to carry on with her life after the challenges that she had to go through when her daughter became sick. In her medical book entitled, Strength in a Heartbeat: Diary of a Heart Transplant, she shares a gratifying story about her experiences with her daughter Lauren Meizo. When Lauren’s health declined, Lynne needed to give up her business to prioritize her daughter’s needs and stayed with her in the hospital for months. She describes the toughest time for the entire family when Lauren needed a heart transplant, as well as other challenges like sleeping in hospital chairs, window sills and couches, and even crying from fear. While other medical sources focus only on the facts about heart diseases, Robitaille shares a unique and inviting piece of work that talks not only about how heart transplant works, but also her personal journey being a parent of a medically complex warrior. This is a story that channels a mother’s love for her daughter and a piece of work that encourages people to become an organ donor to save lives. This is perfect read for the festival-goers at the Fair!
The Miami Book Fair invites the book lovers to join the annual celebration as it remains to uphold the cognizance of reading ability and literary arts in the city’s multi-ethnic community, making it the nation’s undisputable, finest literary festival!