Welcome to the Zipper Club

Bruce Ballister

Cover Designer: Mark Gerber

Publisher: Emerald Lake Books

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-945847-22-6

Book Description:

Are you or a loved one facing cardiac surgery?

There’s nothing more frightening than when your heart isn’t functioning the way it’s supposed to, except possibly when the heart of someone you love is in trouble.

Of course, it’s a natural reaction to want more information about what to expect and how to heal quickly.

And while there’s a lot of great information on the internet, much of it is on medical websites that provide bulleted lists of information mixed with incomprehensible jargon.

In this first-person account, author Bruce Ballister shares his own experience with coronary artery bypass grafting so that you will know:

  • What to expect as you prepare for your surgery.
  • How it feels to have your chest cracked open.
  • Why a support team is so important for your recovery.
  • How to transition back home as smoothly as possible.
  • And most importantly, what you need to do to avoid a repeat performance.

Whether you’re preparing for heart surgery yourself or you’ll be supporting someone through the process, this book will explain what to expect and how to survive beyond the surgery.

Project Info:

Emerald Lake Books’ founder, Tara Alemany, met Bruce Ballister at the annual conference of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. Bruce was running for the organization’s Board and came around to various attendees to introduce himself, get to know them a little, and make sure they knew he was running.

This impressed Tara (so much so that she voted for him!) because many new authors are too shy or uncertain of how to conduct meaningful conversations, but still lead to being able to share about their writing. There’s a technique that’s hard to learn, but essential if you want to avoid being a one-hit-wonder.

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