Coming June 10, 2017: Lippy Legs & All – My Life with Lipedema

Scheduled for June 10, 2017 release.
You can pre-order your copy from the publisher here:

For years, I watched as my calves legs grew larger, bruised easily, and became more painful. Even bumping against a chair or the corner of a wall would send shockwaves of pain through my calves and leave me with huge bluish-purple bruises.

I knew something was wrong, but what could it be? I thought it was a simple case of edema or general swelling, but keeping my legs elevated and taking diuretic pills had no effect. In fact, they only became worse.

In 2014, after several attempts to locate a physician who would help me figure out what was wrong, I was lucky enough to get a diagnosis. I had Lipedema, a genetic disease I’d never heard of before. It’s a mystery disease with no known cure thus far.

Not widely discussed, Lipedema is rare and only affects about 11% of women. Few doctors are able to recognize the symptoms, nor have they been exposed to information about the condition and how it relates to the all-important lymphatic system.

LIPPY LEGS & ALL is the story of my life (thus far) with Lipedema. I’ll discuss, in detail, what I’ve learned about the disease, how it’s permanently changed me both physically and mentally, and why I’m determined to bring awareness to this condition so women who may suffer from Lipedema can get the essential diagnosis and treatment they deserve.

Without a proper diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, a Lipedema sufferer can face a bleak future of wheelchair-bound immobility or, worse yet, amputation of their limbs. No woman deserves either of those things; if I can cast a wider spotlight on Lipedema through the publication of this book, I will.

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A couple things of note

Just a heads-up that Paul and I are both going back to school. This means we will have reading, assignments, and homework on top of our jobs. As a result, our time will become even more limited for social activities. I know that’s a bummer, but we are committed to our current goals and dedicated to achieving them.

If we aren’t available to socialize, either online or offline, this will be why. We are excited to get back into an academic routine and our jobs and studies will take priority over anything else. Thanks for your understanding and encouragement. 😉

In other news, my Smashwords author interview just went live. Pop over and give it a look:

[New book!] Nocturnal Musings: Collected Ponderings, Essays, and Stories

*New book! Introductory price only .99 cents!*
Instant delivery via my Etsy shop. Go grab a copy now 😉
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Hidden Fire by Star Ferris

My book, Hidden Fire, is FREE through Monday at midnight. Go grab a copy now! This book was a finalist in the Mid-America Romance Authors Fiction from the Heartland Contest. It’s written under my pen name, Star Ferris. Originally published by Whiskey Creek Press in June 2009. Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars by Night Owl Romance Reviews. Go download your copy NOW at:

My book, Hidden Fire, is FREE through Monday

Introducing )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(

)0( Triple Crow Publishing )0( is a selective eBook publisher based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our mission is to deliver intriguing, interesting, and informative nonfiction and fiction eBooks to avid readers across the world.

We aren’t yet open to submissions. Once we do open, they will be by invitation only.

We seek out authors (both unpublished and published) with interesting styles and voices. Those authors will receive an exclusive invitation to publish—in various electronic formats—with )0(Triple Crow Publishing)0(. TCP electronically publishes all genres and categories of books, both nonfiction and fiction.

Authors are NOT asked to pay to publish with )0(Triple Crow Publishing)0(. Authors receive quarterly royalties. Official guidelines will be available in the near future.

Our aim is to seek out authors who have +something extra+ to offer readers. Avid bibliophiles recognize what that something extra is, and so do we. It’s often intangible, but you know it when you experience it. An author’s work needs to resonate with us. It needs to touch us in a substantial way, either intellectually, emotionally, or spiritually (hopefully all three!). Follow us on Twitter or find us on Facebook. 🙂

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Birthing a small publishing company!

Paul & I have decided to start a small publishing company. Ebooks only at this point. We are not open to submissions at this time. When we do open for submissions, they will be by invitation only. Ours will be an exclusive publishing company specifically for select projects and subjects we are passionate about. Details and the name to be unveiled soon. Been discussing this for a while. Finally decided to take that leap. *excited*