My very own book, MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis was released in February 2014! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book goes to non-profit agencies researching a cure for MS or helping those living with chronic illness.
Two great anthologies to benefit the National MS Society include my work! They are Something on Our Minds,Volumes 1 and 2 These works include poetry, short stories, and reflections by and for people living with multiple sclerosis. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the book go to the National MS Society.
My first paid publishing story was in the October 16, 2012 edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul; Finding My Faith. My story in this book is titled The Morning After. In January of 2014, I was interviewed by the online magazine Inspire University about this story. You can read the interview here, The Morning After-Yvonne deSousa
The Holiday 2011 Issue of Cape Women Online has an article I wrote about the Christmas of 2009 and Multiple Sclerosis. It is called Christmas Surprises and was ilustrated by Sebastion Francis-Burnell.
While we are talking about Christmas, here is the link to a little play, The Best Birthday Ever, that I wrote for a religious education Christmas program. The play is available for use on the website Dramatix.org. I am proud to say that it was translated into Spanish and was performed on Christmas Eve, 2010 by children at Cam International Mission Las Aldeas in Guatemala. It has since been performed in the Phillippines, Belgium, Canada, Albania, and in Camilla, Georgia, USA.
But if you want to think ahead to a New Year of resolutions, check out my struggle with this topic in my article titled Me and My Wii, published in the Winter of 2011 Issue of Cape Women Online. The illustration was also provided by the talented young artist Sebastian Francis-Burnell
The Cape Cod Times published my piece about the importance of remembering a town’s fishing heritage. It is not so funny but was important to me so I thought I would share. If you are at all familiar with Cape Cod or lament changes that can occur in quaint seaside towns, you might enjoy it.