Announcing… Sugar Crash

Posted Apr 3 2012, 10:46 am in , , , , , , , , ,

FINALLY! I’m so excited to announce the release of Sugar Crash which is a story that was inspired by the real life events of one of my fabulous besties Deb. You can read about her awesomeness here. The idea for Sugar Crash came when Deb asked me to raise money and run in the Calgary Half Marathon this year in support of Team Diabetes. It’s Deb’s thirtieth anniversary living with Type 1 diabetes and she figured (rightly so) that that was a milestone worth marking! Of course I said yes, I’d be honored to run for and with her. But I thought, there was more that I could do…

Over the years, Deb has shared some of her stories with me about when she was a child and just diagnosed with diabetes. Every time she told

Deb and I after the Las Vegas Half

me something I was shocked. I mean, I knew what diabetes was all about, didn’t I? Turns out, I didn’t have a clue and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that had no idea what Type 1 diabetes really means for someone living it.
So…the idea to write a story was born. I approached Deb with the idea during a run. I told her not to answer right away, just to think about it. She did, a few weeks later, during a long run (VERY long run) she brought it up. Not only did Deb give me permission to use some of her stories, she helped me brainstorm. That was such a fun run because I had so many ideas flying through my brain. I almost didn’t want the run to end. Almost…but after 18km, I was done, brainstorming or not!

It took some time, but here it is! I’m so proud to say that Sugar Crash is available NOW! You can download it from Amazon or Smashwords (if you have another e-reader) And will be available in print very shortly.

A portion of the proceeds from each book sold will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association!



24 responses to “Announcing… Sugar Crash”

  1. Amber West says:

    I am really looking forward to reading this one, Elena! My mom has Type 1, but was diagnosed relatively late in life.

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Thanks, Amber! I hope you enjoy it. And I’d be very interested to hear what your mom things too. 🙂

  2. Trish Loye Elliott says:

    Can’t wait to read it! Downloading it today! Yay you. So proud of you.

  3. Marcia says:

    Hurray, Elena! My 26 yr old niece was diagnosed with Type 1 8 or 9 years ago. My sister really struggled through the first years of being ‘on guard’ all the time. When my niece went to college, her mother always carried the fear with her that something could go wrong. I want to read this myself, but I’m also anxious for it to be available in print, so i can send my niece a copy. Congrats!

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Marcia, writing this book and working with Deb to learn her story was a very eye opening experience for me. I hope I captured those feelings that a mother would feel. I would be very interested to see what your sister thought.
      Print is coming…SOON! 🙂

  4. WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO congrats Elena – so pleased for you! I can’t wait to buy and read this beautiful book when I get back from vacay….squeeee…here’s to your uber success!!!

  5. Congrats! Beautiful cover. Can’t wait to pick this one up.

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Thanks, Raelyn!
      I have the super fabulous Steena Holmes and her mad creative skills to thank for the cover! I Love it!

  6. Congratulations, Elena. I’m looking forward to reading Sugar Crash. It is so important to spread the word about this terrible illness. Fortunately in my family there is nobody suffering from Diabetes, but I have a dear friend who has been struggling for many years with it. I don’t know what Type he has, but it is still a hard obstacle in life, no matter what.

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Absolutely, no matter what type you have, diabetes is a terrible disease and there just isn’t enough known about it!

  7. tracibelltx says:

    Congratulations! I’ve added it to my TBR list.

  8. 5 Star read. I was lucky to review it – now telling all my friends…buy it, read it, share it. this is something every mother should be aware of.

  9. Just downloaded it! Congrats Elena!

  10. Judy Welch says:

    Downloading now, wish it wasn’t bedtime or I would start it immediately. Congratulations Elena, SO SO Proud of you.

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  12. Marianne says:

    Cannot wait to read it!!!!

  13. I’m so excited for you! How fabulous! I can’t wait to read it! Yay you!

  14. I’m super late to the party, but YAY!! Congrats on the book (cover looks amazing, by the way). This is really exciting. Your friend Deb is way cool to help you will the book. Go Deb!

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