Author Chrissie Betlach Vinje Releases ‘What Now!’

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New book tells one family’s harrowing journey through triumphs, heartbreak amid brain cancer

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Author Chrissie Betlach Vinje gives readers a glimpse into what life was like after they were handed a fatal diagnosis of her husband’s glioblastoma brain tumor. “What Now!” (published by Balboa Press) chronicles their intense journey while illuminating their love story.

Everything was going perfectly until Tom Vinje’s illness struck out of nowhere. In this book, a wife lovingly remembers her husband and shares their story through a compilation of journal entries. She recounts their family’s journey into an extremely dark period, letting readers witness the triumphs and heartbreaks associated with an insidious disease that is brain cancer. She gives glimpses and outright dissertations of the grief, despair and pain of losing her husband at such a young age. She also let them feel the energy of camaraderie, love, faith and hope as people come together in support, empathy and compassion.

“I would like readers to finish with the book and have an understanding of what spouses, families and friends go through in a life-changing situation,” the author says. “If someone has been through similar situation, I hope they come away from the book knowing they are not alone, and that others share some of their experiences.”

“What Now!” imparts to readers a sense of hope – the hope that everything will work out as it was meant to, even if it was not in the plan and the hope that one can go through something as horrible and tragic as a loved one’s death and come out on the other side.

“What Now!”
By Chrissie Betlach Vinje
Hardcover | 6x9in | 446 pages | ISBN 9781504350389
Softcover | 6x9in | 446 pages | ISBN 9781504350365
E-Book | 446 pages | ISBN 9781504350372
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Chrissie Betlach Vinje grew up in Anoka, Minnesota, the oldest of six children. When she graduated from high school, instead of going to college, she went to work full time in the automotive industry as the switchboard operator, parts and service cashier and warranty clerk. Working her way up the dealership clerical ladder, she became an office manager in 1989. In 1995, she went to work for the Luther family of dealerships at Downtown Pontiac Jaguar in Minneapolis where she met her husband, Tom. She left Luther’s in 2012 and currently works for the Morrie’s Automotive Group. “What Now!” is her first book.

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 indie book 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 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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