“Donna O’Donnell Figurski doings – spends her not-so-leisurely days working on her “Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury” blog (survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com), which is growing daily. She published an article, “Prisoner Without Bars – Living With A Traumatic Brain Injury” in an online journal, Disabled Magazine (http://www.disabledmagazine.com/prisoner-without-bars/) on 6/24. She recently became a talk radio host on Brain Injury Radio Network. Her show, “Another Fork in the Road” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2014/08/05/another-fork-in-the-road-with-donna-odonnell-figurski-1) airs each 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 5 pm Pacific Time. She also co-hosts with another BIR host every 5th Sunday in a month. AND the “Native American Anthology” in which Donna has three chapters in two books is still scheduled for a 2015 publication date.
(Clip Art compliments of Bing and the Write Group.)
I Write — Sometimes, I Read
(reposted and revised from my website, donnaodonnellfigurski.com November 2009)
My writing group, the Write Group of Montclair sponsors Open Mics every month. Twice a year we meet at Barnes and Noble book store to read to the public. I am reading a chapter from my book in progress. It is about my husband, David, and the traumatic brain injury he suffered and survived in January 2005. The picture I am holding is David on Christmas morning just three weeks before his trauma.
Reading to strangers gives me a sense of well-being. They encourage me with their intent interest in the story and their amazement at David’s survival.
David comes with me to the readings. He is living proof and testament to my words.
The first draft of the book is completed. I am working on revisions and will send it to a publisher when done.
Update: My book, Prisoner Without Bars: Conquering Traumatic Brain Injury is completed and is now searching for an agent.
(Photos compliments of ME.)
Please check out my Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury blog to learn more about my book and read interviews from Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers.