Richard D. Rowland Encourages Cancer Patients With New Book

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Two part book, ‘Unspoken Messages’ describes power of positive thinking, animals in healing.

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After being diagnosed with an end-of-life disease, Richard D. Rowland kept the news secret from everyone but his immediate family. He now comes forward with his new, two-part book, "Unspoken Messages: Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Horses and Other Earthbound Souls" (published by Balboa Press), describing his life observations and personal journey from a devastating cancer diagnosis.

"One in four people will be diagnosed with cancer and others will face life ending challenges," Rowland explains. "The thing they and their families have in common is they will all look for hope." His hope is that "Unspoken Messages" will bring readers the peace they need in order to find the hope they seek.

In part one of "Unspoken Messages," Rowland shares a collection of personal observations, made of a life spent with animals, that range from deeply spiritual to humorous. His message is that everything happens for a reason. Rowland assures readers, "magic exists, coincidences don’t. Hope is always there."

Part two delves into Rowland’s cancer diagnosis – doctors offered him no hope, and yet five years later he is still enjoying living and learning that life is all about how it’s approached. "Your attitude creates your reality," he writes.

Rowland also offers a unique perspective for goal setting in part two, encouraging readers to have a bucket list they continually add to as they complete each goal. "Never run out of goals or things you want to experience," he urges readers. "Maybe the people with a reason to continue this physical existence will do just that if they have something to live for."

"Unspoken Messages"
By Richard D. Rowland
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781452584270
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781452584256
E-Book | 212 pages | ISBN 9781452584263
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author

Richard D. Rowland is a retired sergeant from the Kentucky State Police. He lives in Elizabethtown, Ky., on a horse farm with his wife Jennifer, his son Richard and many different animals, where they operate an equine stabling and training facility. In August of 2008, Rowland was diagnosed with a relatively rare disease, related to two tours of service in Vietnam; a virtual death sentence. His wishes and the reasons for writing this book are to restore a sense of optimism to those facing the same trials in their lives.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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