Taking the Leap By Kristen Ashley The Valley of Shadows By Rudy Ruiz      
Taking the Leap
Meet the author
Kristen Ashley
The Valley of Shadows
Meet the author
Rudy Ruiz

Steve Mazan

Dear Reader,

In 2005 I was told I might only have five years to live. SPOILER ALERT! I'm writing this in 2011 so part of my story has a happy ending.

But when I was diagnosed with incurable cancer I had no idea how much time I had. What I did know is that I wanted to make it count. I was making a living as a stand-up comedian, touring the world and entertaining people. My childhood dream was to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman and I was confident it'd happen someday.

I quickly realized I might not be around for someday. This book is about that wake-up call. It's about where I went from there. It's about an important realization I want to share with everyone in the world: It's NOT how much time you have, it's what you do with it.

The first 5 people to write to kimw@hcibooks at my publisher, will get a free book.

Steve Mazan