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I wrote Hope, Inc. after a discussion with the Physician’s Assistant in my surgeon’s office. I hope you enjoy the first installment of The Dani Driscoll Series.
When Dani Driscoll arrives to interview an immunologist about his extraordinary success in preventing breast cancer in mice, she finds him on his deathbed.
Dani struggles to move on with her comfortable life, but something about this heartbreaking tragedy nags at her. She pitches a series of follow up stories about the disease and research, but her editor, a man she’s known her whole life, shuts her down.
Meanwhile, the devastated research team scrambles to secure funding under the name of a new principal investigator. They hire a grant writer recommended by a prominent figure in the fight against this disease, but soon suspect she was planted.
Plagued by fitful dreams, Dani’s suspicions grow until she uncovers a conspiracy to preserve corporate profits at the expense of the very women these corporations claim to save. Witnessing shameless greed, abuse of power, and a grand scheme to destroy the most promising hope of eradicating this disease, Dani is given a warning: “Silence!”
Determined, she digs in without the use of her credentials, and suspecting the researcher was murdered, she confides in her friend, a police investigator who promises to look into it. But, by the time he puts the pieces together Dani has been kidnapped, and is left to reason with her abductor, pleading for her life.
Whumpf! The unmistakable rumble of igniting fire reverberates through the abandoned building where she is gagged and bound tight, hopeless with the realization she’s been left to burn to death.
Heart-stopping action, and a last minute twist reveals a pervasive corporate conspiracy to deceive the world with the promise of hope.
What was your most rewarding accomplishment of 2013? What are your dreams as you embark on a new year? What reality will you create for yourself, and those around you?
Colorado seems to plunge into a deep freeze this time of year, and it’s an ideal time for me to cuddle up by the fireplace with my favorite mechanical pencil and a fresh, recycled notebook. The pristine pages beacon my dreams, goals, and to do lists. With each entry, and each passing day, the folio will transform into a smudged, rumpled, and cherished proof of my endeavors.
This juncture arrives every year. It’s ideal for reminiscing, as well as looking forward. It gives us an opportunity to look behind with gratitude for knowledge acquired and goals achieved. The dawn of a new year represents the chance to embark on a meaningful new path–a hopeful, peaceful path of personal growth.
The blank pages before me fill me with wonder as I weigh the best of 2013 against its challenges and lessons. Remarkably, I’ve emerged with a sense of peace that I realize comes only through letting go. I look forward with a grateful heart.
A pristine new year is waiting for my mark, and it’s waiting for yours. What will we make of 2014?