TRAPPED WITHIN from Author Jo Ann Glim


ReleaseDayWelcome, Jo Ann. This seems to be a rather poignant and heartfelt book, please give us a little look inside. Readers, this book releases today and Jo Ann is giving away an Amazon gift card to one lucky commentor

Thank you, for the opportunity to debut my new release on your site today.

To tell the truth, I don’t know which emotion will spill out first. I want to shout YAHOO! Giggle like a kid. Caress the cover of Trapped Within with awe and wonder and dance around the room. The book was written in four months right after I had endured a hemorrhagic stroke (paralyzed on my right side from head to toe, aphasic, and seeing multiple images). My hand was so damaged that even spellcheck gave up on my typing skills but I was determined to finish what I had begun! Most of the original manuscript was typed with my left hand. Then, it sat . . . tucked in a drawer for twenty-two years.

Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author said it best in his endorsement of the finished book, “Trapped Within is a powerful and intimate story about the endurance of the human spirit during a time of life-threatening crisis.”

That day started like any other but by lunchtime, I was fighting for my very life. A stroke is like that. You don’t see it coming. There was nothing to do but let nature take its course. No guarantee I’d live much less return to full health.

So, be prepared to travel through the terror and frustration of paralysis to a place of peace and gratitude where life meets hope.

Trapped Within” is written to offer encouragement to stroke survivors, hope to their family members and caretakers, and understanding to medical professionals or anyone interested in knowing what it’s like to be trapped within your own body.

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Jo Ann is also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commentor………


We never expect our body to betray us but it can and sometimes, it does. Surviving a hemorrhagic stroke is a story few live to tell but the author of this new book did. The

story is told from the point of view of the stroke survivor as she made her way from near-death, to paralyzed survivor, to functioning adult, and advocate for others beginning the same long and difficult journey.

So, be prepared to travel through the terror and frustration of paralysis to a commitment to work like an Olympian with no guarantees of success, to a place of peace and gratitude where life resides with hope.

About the Author:
Glim was born in Chicago, Illinois to a military family and raised in Anacortes, Washington in the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest in a three-generational household. Even though the family was poor, she never knew it.  Poverty taught her life skills: self-sufficiency, creativity, and saving for a rainy day. Her childhood home was filled with love. Tragedy struck when she was fourteen and her mother passed away. Within three weeks, her grandparents were relocated to a nursing home in Illinois and she was taken in by her mother’s sister. Everything she had known to be home was gone.

After she finished school, Glim’s career followed three paths: MEDIA – (as a disc jockey/copywriter) WSDM-FM Chicago, KMPX-FM San Francisco, and KIKI-AM Hawaii; and continued in COMMUNICATIONS – a forty-year freelance portfolio with credits including an award-winning column in fourteen northern Illinois newspapers; one-liners for nationally known comedians; monthly articles for Manatee County Florida’s Chamber of Commerce Current magazine, to name a few. She took courses in BUSINESS MANAGEMENT – at a local college and after moving to the suburbs, began working for Kelly Services. Sixteen years later, she retired as an on-site Human Resources Manager responsible for the temporary needs of a Fortune 500 company.

She now lives in Florida with her husband, Bill, and their Scottish Terrier, Lucy. Her passions are writing, photography, and travel. She loves Chicago pizza, and is happiest travelling with her hubby, playing handbells, or on hiking trails with her camera and dog.