Thursday, November 12, 2009

Done with proofing the galley and cover. It looks like the book will be ready for Christmas. Yea!!!!!!!!!!! To pre-order you can go to

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Worked with the publisher today. Book galley is done and out for conformation and book cover is done. It will be a book before we know it. Can't wait!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dear Reader:
"Resilience matters" is a story - my story - that has been in my heart and on my mind for more than sixty years. I originally decided to write it for my children and grandchildren; however, many have told me it would be inspirational reading for others who have led a less than privileged life

In these pages you will join me on a journey through the foster care system, an abusive first marriage, and the ordeal of breast cancer, which included multiple reconstructive surgeries. At this point in my life, I am happy to report I have arrived at a place of perfect contentment.

It is my hope that those who read this book will find the courage to put themselves first, while honoring their personal histories that live in their hearts and souls
I also hope that my readers will learn to always hold onto their dreams. Dreams can come true. Mine did!

Joanne Bellontine

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My memoir is at the publishing house. It will be a real book soon. Please check it out on