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Excess Baggage

Tracy Lea Carnes

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Kelly Carmichael cannot seem to find her niche in life.  Her father pushes her in one direction, while her mother pulls her in another.  Now almost thirty, she grows weary of pursuing someone else's happiness.  But just when she believes she has found the perfect career and the love of her life in Memphis, her father dies.  Now she is forced to give up her dream job to take care of the mother, whom she does not understand, and deal with the harsh reality of a father she thought she knew.

When she is finally ready to resume her life in Memphis, she is set back once again, this time with ulcerative colitis and the horrible changes in her body she must deal with as she fights to keep her boyfriend, gets to know her mother, and adjusts to her changing life in a small southern town.

Caught Holding The Bag

Peter McGinn

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Patti Jo Lewis wakes up from emergency ostomy surgery thinking her life is over.  Then she befriends ostomy survivor Lorraine, and in the process becomes drawn into the mystery and danger surrounding the suspicious death of Lorraine's ex-husband.



Cover The Lies

Carla Vermaat

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Two women enjoy a night out in Newquay.  Only one of them comes home.

A man who shares the care of his demented father with his sister, does not come home from an early morning meeting.

Tregunna is slowly coming to terms with his colostomy.  Although his D.C.I. still believes that he is not fit for work full time, Tregunna becomes involved in both murder cases.  Insisting that the cases must be linked, he gradually delves deeper into a secret world of lies and deception.

As the investigating team focus on the disappearance of one of the suspects, Tregunna’s approach is from a totally different point of view.

Notoriously stubborn and uncooperative, he works in his own unorthodox way when a picture of a young girl leads him to someone with a secret so incredible that even he cannot believe it.

What Every Body Is Saying

Carla Vermaat

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A warm sunny day in August.  Cyclists pass on the Camel Trail near Padstow.  For a young couple, their happy life comes to a sudden halt with an horrific find in the mud on the river bank.

Tregunna is still coming to terms with living with a colostomy.  With little else to do than fight his own demons, he persuades his superiors that he needs to go back to work, that he needs the distraction to avoid depression.  The case of missing schoolgirl Leanne cannot be more welcome for him.

Then a shoe with a foot still in it, is found at Pendennis Point and when more body parts wash up along the Cornish coast, Tregunna is involved in this case too as it soon becomes clear that they all belonged to the same person.

As he is drawn deeper into a world of violence and revenge, Tregunna comes face-to-face with an old adversary to haunt him and it seems that the past can never be buried …


Carla Vermaat

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In a farmhouse on the Camel estuary in Cornwall, a five-year old girl finds her parents brutally murdered.

Fifteen years later, the house is deserted and the killing still remains a mystery.  Then the body of a fifty-year-old woman is found on a cliff edge in Newquay.

D.I. Andy Tregunna is faced with the task of leading the investigation, but personal matters force him to step back when he needs urgent surgery, as a result of which he has to come to terms with a colostomy.

On compassionate leave and with little else to do than fight his own demons, the unsolved case becomes more and more an obsession to him.  As he is drawn into a dark world of secrets, lies and revenge, his private investigation collides with his personal life.

The truth is even more sinister than can be imagined.

Why Buttercup Wears A BAG! -

The Adventures Of Buttercup And Elliott …

Jo-Ann L. Tremblay

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Why Buttercup Wears A BAG! - The Adventures Of Buttercup And Elliott …

Written for the littlest persons with an ostomy, this children's book is a positive story starring Buttercup, her friend Elliott and their new friend Squiggs.  Buttercup is a mouse with an ostomy. This book, for young children, is about the many things children, (ostomate and non-ostomate), can do in a day to learn, have fun and be strong.  

As the three friends embark on a playful adventure at the park, they raise ostomy awareness.  Their special message encourages all young children with or without an ostomy, to know they can do anything they set their minds to.  

Family and friends will delight in reading, Why Buttercup Wears a BAG! with infants, toddlers, and young children.  The story cheers readers on, while they connect with Buttercup as she deals with her stoma in her daily life.  This book provides readers with an opportunity to stimulate conversations about ostomy thoughts and experiences.  The adventure cultivates the awareness that everyone we meet is wonderfully unique, and that we all have an amazing story to tell, no matter who we are.  This colourful and beautifully-illustrated book was written with the desire to inspire children and the people in their lives, to know that although we are faced with challenges, we are not alone and we can live a quality of life in spite of it all.  

Why Buttercup Wears a BAG! is a book that will delight the young ostomate in a person’s life. Reading the book together as one embarks on the adventure with the three friends, provides the opportunity for a person and their child to discuss and explore the everyday experiences of life with an ostomy.

Octavia The Octopus Has An Ostomy

Rebekah Foguth

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Octavia the Octopus is a fabulous, funny and friendly sea companion, who loves to teach other sea creatures about her ostomy.  She is all about friendship, fun, and learning how to care for stoma sites and ostomy bags!