Sandi Paris marks her publishing debut with ‘Catching Rain’

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New memoir tells a compelling love story that weaves gripping memories of the past with heart wrenching and humorous experiences of dementia in the present

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When she began documenting the confusing symptoms of her husbands early dementia, Sandi Paris found her own memories resurfacing and demanding to be told. She now weaves diverse and remarkable stories of life, love, and generational resilience through the pages of “Catching Rain” (published by Balboa Press).

Narrated by the author, Paris is surprised to feel erased when her husband forgets her. She begins telling him things he used to know and resurrects a complex past she thought had been left behind. Remembering how she became the intrepid woman he loved, her courage is fortified as she faces the catastrophe of his illness.

Thought provoking and revealing, “Catching Rain” lifts a curtain on both the raw agony and sweet ecstasy of life, by allowing passion, humor, and joy to embrace disappointment, grief, and loss. It is about dementia and end-of-life care, but also about cultures of dominance; roots of rebellion; and peace in surrender. Paris states, “These narratives are unapologetically honest, intensely intimate, and sometimes controversial.”

Demonstrating vulnerability; facing conflict; and resting in ambiguity, “Catching Rain” will resonate with readers of all ages, especially women. This book revisits unresolved issues of social justice and delivers an urgent call-to-action for families, medical professionals, social workers, and caregivers, to advocate for compassionate and creative dementia care while supporting rational end-of-life choices.

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“Catching Rain”
By Sandi Paris
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 272 pages | ISBN 9798765226261
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 272 pages | ISBN 9798765226247
E-Book | 272 pages | ISBN 9798765226254
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sandi Paris laughingly describes herself as an “emerging crone with stories to tell.” She began writing with intent 12 years ago, when her 51-year-old husband was diagnosed with a rare dementia. Paris has a master's degree in social work but considers risk-taking to be the primary source of her education. She took 30 years to finish college because she was busy making a living and raising children; searching for God and the perfect lover; learning to ski, hike, cycle, snorkel, paddle, garden, and dance with abandon. Repeatedly surrendering to love is her greatest achievement and “Catching Rain” is her first book. Paris currently lives in beautiful Southern Oregon with a view of the mountains. Two excerpt stories have appeared in small online publications (The Nationa, 2019; Still: The Journal, 2019).

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 the worldwide self-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 844-682-1282 today.

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