New book follows a young woman’s conversion from endurance to empowerment as she journeys through life with leukemia

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Idina Santino announces publication of ‘Trouble the Water’

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Written to tell the story of her daughter who was diagnosed with leukemia as a young teenager, the new book “Trouble the Water: A Young Woman on the Edge of Living and Dying” (published by Archway Publishing) shares the integrity author Idina Santino saw her daughter exemplify while receiving chemotherapy and experiencing complications and relapses.

Santino says the book is centered on what her daughter meant when she said, “It’s not life at all cost to me,” when dealing with her life-threatening disease. The author talks about how that belief directed her daughter’s life and how it influenced Santino’s own responses as she supported those choices. Throughout the process, Santino explores the “value of life” and how to stay true to oneself, the choices one makes and the consequences they provoke.

“It takes nerve to live in this world,” Santino says. “Some readers may find inspiration, others sadness. Or both and more.”

“Trouble the Water” is also available for purchase on Amazon at

“Trouble the Water”
By Idina Santino
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 666 pages | ISBN 9781480879102
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 666 pages | ISBN 9781480879126
E-Book | 666 pages | ISBN 9781480879119
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Idina Santino, a career educator, grew up, taught and mothered two children in Minnesota before moving with her long-time partner to Tucson, Arizona, where she grandmothers, volunteers, and hikes the desert. While an educator, she published in a professional journal. “Trouble the Water” is the fruit of many years of synthesizing notes, journals, and memories, reviewing thoughts and reliving feelings, and working to make them public.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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