Denver D. Smith’s book awarded Trafford Publishing’s Gold Seal

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‘A Beautiful Life Cut Short by Early Onset Alzheimer’s’ chronicles author’s struggle to care for ailing wife

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Author Denver D. Smith’s book, “A Beautiful Life Cut Short by Early Onset Alzheimer’s: Marcia’s Journey” (published by Trafford Publishing), has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

Denver D. Smith’s wife, Marcia, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s when she was just 49. Over the course of 13 years, he cared for her in their home and provided the daily support she needed as a mother and wife coping with such a debilitating disease.

Providing Alzheimer’s caregivers with a detailed physical and emotional timeline of the illness, Smith’s book chronicles their journey through daily reflections that detail Marcia’s battle. In an effort to help others better prepare for each difficult stage, Smith’s daily insights emphasize not only the possible timelines, but also the personal effects on both the caregiver and the person experiencing the illness.

Praise for “A Beautiful Life Cut Short by Early Onset Alzheimer’s: Marcia’s Journey”:

“He recognizes that, frustrating as the process was, he was not dealing with the person he loved, but with the results of her disease. His book, though undeniably sad, may still serve as an inspiration and a guide to relatives of Alzheimer's victims, and may encourage them to keep a journal of their own experiences as a path to emotional healing.”

—Barbara Bamberger Scott, U.S. Review of Books

“A Beautiful Life Cut Short by Early Onset Alzheimer’s: Marcia’s Journey”
By Denver D. Smith
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 520 pages | ISBN 9781490747828
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 520 pages | ISBN 9781490747835
E-Book | 520 pages | ISBN 9781490747811
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Denver D. Smith resigned from his job as a consultant in the paper industry in 2007 to be the caregiver for Marcia, his wife. Smith is native to Georgia, and currently lives in Smiths Station, Alabama. Smith has a large family, including six living children and stepchildren, 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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