Author launches new press campaign for 2012 book ‘Wheel’

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Sylvia Hawthorn-Deppen looks back at effects of, personal recovery from chronic pain

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Sylvia Hawthorn-Deppen shared her experiences living with chronic pain, in the hopes that it would remind others in similar situations that they were not alone, in her 2012 memoir “Wheel: A Recovery from Chronic Pain and Discovery of New Energy” (published by Balboa Press). This year she shares her story with a new audience via a renewed press campaign.

“I have spent nearly 60 years of my life living with debilitating pain,” Hawthorn-Deppen says. “As an adolescent I got into trouble with an ornery boyfriend. And when I look back at it now it seems almost comical – in truth, it was pathetic. I was in and out of the psych ward because of giving up on life.”

In 1998, Hawthorn-Deppen finally realized that she had been living with chronic pain since 1954. She began a journey through the 12 steps of recovery, a journey she chronicles in “Wheel.” In 2002 she finally decided to live – a decision that completely transformed her life.

Hawthorn-Deppen regularly reaches out to people, volunteering as peer support on the psychiatric ward of a local hospital, as well as helping veterans of the armed services who are often affected by the pain of combat wounds and post-traumatic stress. She hopes her book will help chronic pain or post-traumatic stress sufferers know they’re not alone. After almost 60 years, she knows that inspiration and a will to live are essential to a successful recovery, and that it is possible.

By Sylvia Hawthorn-Deppen
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781452555669
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781452555652
E-Book | ISBN 9781452555645
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sylvia Hawthorn-Deppen was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and still rides the 10-speed Raleigh bicycle she purchased shortly after being hit by a car in Florida in 1954. Her dream is to ride it from Pennsylvania to Florida when she is 74 years old. “Wheel” is her first book.

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