June 2019

Richard Brosio, Ph.D.

Book ghostwritten by Shelley Burbank published by academic press!

Myers Education Press has announced the publication of THE LAST TEN DAYS: Academia, Dementia, and the Choice to Die, A Loving Memoir of Richard A. Brosio, Ph.D. by Martha Risberg Brosio with Shelley Burbank.

The book recounts the love story of Richard and Martha Brosio, from their teen romance in Iron Mountain Michigan to their eventual marriage decades later. It describes the wonderful, cultured life they enjoyed together until the devastating diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) tore their world apart, and Richard’s courageous decision to end his life on his own terms when the time was right by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking.

The alarming and heartbreaking scope of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia have prompted much discussion about end of life choices and quality of life in our society. States have passed or are considering passing Right to Die legislation, but these rights are by no means universal. THE LAST TEN DAYS tells the story of one man’s search for dignity and meaning when faced with such a devastating and irreversible diagnosis.

THE LAST TEN DAYS is also the story of Richard’s distinguished academic career as a professor of Social Foundations of Education at Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A champion of democracy in an increasingly hegemonic capitalist society, Richard Brosio spent his life fighting for social equity and justice.

To order the book, go to the book’s page at Myers Education Press, www.myersedpress.com

June 1, 2018

DISGUISED chosen as featured story on Wattpad.com

Online reading and writing site, Wattpad.com, has chosen Shelley Burbank’s mystery/romance DISGUISED as a featured story for June 2018.

The story will be highlighted on the site’s The Featured List for 21 days.

Wattpad.com is a “global multiplatform entertainment company” that has 65 million users from around the globe who create and publish stories on the site.

Additionally, Wattpad Studios is a program that collaborates with the entertainment industry to co-produce stories for movies, television programs, and print.

DISGUISED currently has over 275,000 reads and over 10,000 votes. To check out the story, go to www.wattpad.com

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