Author Chronicles Her Recovery from Brain Injury in New Memoir

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Candice C. Kirkbride announces release of "Changed by the Rain."

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At the tender age of 15, Candice C. Kirkbride’s life changed forever. In her memoir, “Changed by the Rain: Life after a Brain Injury” (published by iUniverse), Kirkbride shares her triumph over tragedy, chronicling the events that followed her brain injury.

Kirkbride demonstrates the power positivity plays in survival, and encourages readers to move beyond the despair they may be facing: “I show people to laugh in face of adversity,” she says.

“I was the first person to believe in my dream and that is all that matters,” Kirkbride adds. Encouraged by others who shared their stories on stage, she began speaking about her journey through recovery and spoke at a Toastmasters conference in Washington, D.C. With her new book, she hopes to inspire others to thrive in life and pursue their goals, regardless of whatever walls may stand between them and their dreams.

“Changed by the Rain”
By Candice C. Kirkbride
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781532004155
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781532004148
E-Book | 110 pages | ISBN 9781532004162
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Candice C. Kirkbride lives with her family in Sudbury, Ontario, and participates in local speaking associations such as Toastmasters International and the Prevent Alcohol Risk-related Trauma in Youth Program. She also volunteers as a mentor with the Brain Injury Association. Kirkbride has a diploma from Cambrian College in General Arts and Sciences. In 2010 she received the Young Leader Award from the Community Builders Awards of Excellence for her leadership and vision. In 2013 she was nominated for the Premier’s Award of Excellence for Recent Graduates from the Government of Ontario. Kirkbride dedicates her life to spreading as much happiness as possible. More information is available at

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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