Thursday, September 12, 2013

Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma Press Release


Innovo Publishing LLC Releases Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma by Kirk Hall.

Summary / Description: Innovo Publishing LLC released Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma, an engaging children’s book meant to open up communication about Parkinson’s. This book is available now in the U.S. and internationally in paperback, hardback, Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iPad/iPhone, Google Android, and other smartphone/PC editions.

Memphis, TN – September 18, 2013 – Innovo Publishing LLC released a new Christian title, Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma, written by Kirk Hall and illustrated by Alison Paolini. Seeing a loved one with Parkinson’s disease can be scary and confusing for children. Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma, the second book in the Shaky Paws Grampa series, was written to address Parkinson’s disease (PD) specifically and to provide a communication tool for people with Parkinson’s to use with their children or grandchildren.

Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma provides details specific to PD symptoms and mentions important issues in the “PD world,” including deep brain stimulation therapy, PD advocacy, the importance of exercise, the need for patient participation in clinical research studies, and the importance of care partners.

Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma was conceived and written by Kirk Hall and illustrated by Alison Paolini, PD patients who also are parents and grandparents.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to support Parkinson’s research and awareness.

“A profound, yet delightfully innocent exploration of the complex facets of living with the day-to-day challenges of caring for people with Parkinson’s.”
Peter Davison, international PD speaker and father of two preschool children

“This book may be written for children, but Kirk’s loving style is incredibly appropriate for people of all ages. He sends a beautiful and very powerful message—a must read for everyone.”
Carol Walton, CEO, Parkinson Alliance

“Much like Kirk’s earlier work, this book provides an opportunity to talk with children and other members of the family about the disease in a direct but nonthreatening way. I recommend it!”
John Dean, international PD speaker

“I loved the ‘voice’ of your grandchildren and the personal illustrations. I am glad you included the surgery, as it gave my kids an opening to ask questions.”
Kate Strittmatter, early onset PWP mother of two young children

“It really brings home the wonderful relationships of grandchildren to grandparents and how they too are affected by PD. Definitely a wonderfully positive and honest perspective.”
Cheryl A. Siefert, Parkinson Association of the Rockies

“Kirk’s heart-warming story reinforces the special relationship children and grandparents have, whilst skillfully weaving in the importance of carers and family. This lovely book subtly opens the door to exploring with young children the impact of Parkinson’s on daily life as well as the importance of participating in clinical trials. A super read for all ages.”
--European Parkinson Disease Association, London, UK

Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma is available now in the U.S. and internationally in paperback (ISBN: 978-1-61314-171-7), hardback (ISBN: 978-1-61314-158-8), Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iPad/iPhone, Google Android, and other smartphone/PC editions.

About the Author: Kirk Hall is a husband, father, and grandfather of six living in the Denver area. He has been an author and patient perspective Parkinson’s advocate since 2011. His personal experience as a person with Parkinson’s includes participation in three area support groups, clinical research studies including two visits to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and joint presentations with movement disorder specialists to support groups sponsored by the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) and University of Colorado Hospital. Kirk has been a guest speaker at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix and has been the subject of television, radio, and newspaper interviews. He and his wife of 43 years, Linda, are Parkinson Disease Foundation (PDF) clinical research advocates. Kirk’s Shaky Paws Grampa blog, which includes articles about his writing, advocacy activities, PD-related subjects, and personal journey can be found at

About the Illustrator: Alison Paolini lives in Northern California where she enjoys a multitude of creative activities. She studied acting, set design, fine art, and commercial illustration at California State University at Northridge where she received her BA in Art. Alison is a published illustrator and poet. She is an active member of the Parkinson’s Association of Northern California. She and her husband have two children and three grandchildren. They have enjoyed living in and visiting many parts of the world.

About Innovo Publishing LLC: Innovo Publishing is a full-service Christian publisher serving the Christian and wholesome markets. Innovo creates, distributes, and markets quality hardback and paperback books, eBooks (Kindle, Nook, iPhone, iPad, ePub, Android), audiobooks (CD & MP3), music, and film through traditional publishing, cooperative publishing, and independent publishing models. Innovo provides distribution, marketing, and automated order fulfillment through a network of thousands of physical and online wholesalers, retailers, bookstores, music stores, schools, and libraries worldwide including Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Rhapsody, Barnes & Noble, Borders and many more. Innovo publishes Christian fiction and non-fiction books and wholesome books for all publishing genres. Visit Innovo at

Contact Information:
Contact:           Dr. Bart Dahmer
Innovo Publishing LLC
Phone:              1-888-546-2111
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