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Hospice of Santa Barbara to Hold Book Signing

Hospice of Santa Barbara to Hold Book Signing
Board Member Marilee Zdenek, to sign her new book,
Between Fires
on October 16th

Santa Barbara, CA, September 22, 2014 – Hospice of Santa Barbara welcomes board member Marilee Zdenek for a book signing of her seventh book, Between Fires. The book signing will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hospice of Santa Barbara (2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100, Santa Barbara).

Between Fires: a Memoir, begins in 1961, when the fierce Santa Ana winds hurled flames across the thirsty hillsides of Bel Air, on the west side of Los Angeles. Marilee Zdenek ran with her two babies and a dog to escape the wildfire that burned her home to the ground. Eighteen days later, her husband died of a heart attack. She was 27-years-old. What follows is a courageous story of dramatic choices—some foolish, some wise but all emotionally honest and inspiring.

Between Fires is the story of her journey from despair to healing, to loving again and losing again, and now to embracing a life of gratitude and purpose.

Zdenek is an author, speaker, and coach living in Santa Barbara. The titles of her previous books are The Right-Brain Experience: An Intimate Program to Free the Powers of Your Imagination, Inventing the Future: Advances in Imagery That Can Change Your Life, Splinters in My Pride, Someone Special, God is a Verb! and Catch the New Wind.

Zdenek moved to Santa Barbara in 1998 and taught at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for 25 years. She has also given lectures on mental techniques for altering perception and improving creativity at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Kongresshalle in Berlin, Germany and Pharmecia in Uppsala, Sweden. She has also been a consultant to the White House Task Force on Innovative Learning.

As a volunteer at the Hospice of Santa Barbara, she uses guided imagery with those who want to learn how to release their pain through this healing process.

The book signing is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $20 per book (all proceeds will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara).

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Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 600 adults and 125 children every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on eight local middle and high school campuses as well as UCSB to work with children, teens and young adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit Find Hospice of Santa Barbara on Facebook and Twitter.

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