New novel shares story of determination to survive against all odds

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Will Kalinke takes inspiration from real-life events in ‘Dreams not Forgotten’

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Author Will Kalinke chronicles the life of Bill, a man who has overcome many physical and emotional challenges to live a full and happy life, in his new novel, “Dreams not Forgotten: Hope for a Better Tomorrow” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“As an aggressive administrator of regional programs and services for youth with handicapping conditions due to disabilities, I could not resist assuming the challenge of Bill’s multiple dilemmas as a neighbor to my planned retirement home,” Kalinke says, recalling the man who inspired the author to create “Dreams not Forgotten,” a fictionalized account of their friendship. .

After meeting Bill and getting to know the severely handicapped man, Kalinke vowed to help Bill get proper medical care. The two men traveled from Wisconsin to Florida in search of solutions. When a team of neurologists told Bill he had six months to live, Bill didn’t give up.

Praise for “Dreams not Forgotten”:

“Kalinke's storytelling has a magical way of tying everything together. While the intention for this novel is to help seniors share their own life stories with others, this is an inspirational read for adults of all ages.” —U.S. Review of Books

Dreams not Forgotten
By Will Kalinke
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 348 pages | ISBN 9781426959844
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 348 pages | ISBN 9781426959837
E-Book | ISBN 9781426959851
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Will Kalinke spent most of his working life as a teacher or supervisor and administrator of educational programs. After the death of his wife, he explored numerous challenges and roles, including becoming the owner of a hotel in Lakeland, Florida. Kalinke now lives in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He is also the author of “Loved to Death,” “Victims and Vultures,” “Grandma Is a Saint” and “Memorabilia and Memories Shared.”

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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