The Marathon by, Kerry Sheeran {$20 Starbucks GC & Book Giveaway}

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The Marathon by, Kerry Sheeran

 About the Book (The Marathon):

As Tom Sheeran prepares to run the Boston Marathon, he comes across an envelope, stuffed into his bag the morning of the race. Written by his wife, the letter inside matches the course’s 26.2 miles with the struggles he and his family have endured during the previous, sometimes heart-breaking, fifteen months. Joining Tom as he tackles the course from Hopkinton to Copley Square, the reader follows the gripping ride of a family’s response to life’s incredible twists in the road. Uniquely told from both parents’ points of view, THE MARATHON follows a couple’s attempt to save both their child’s life and their dwindling faith.

In THE MARATHON, author Kerry Sheeran courageously reveals the innermost thoughts and fears of parents struggling with experiences far beyond their control. Her true story uncovers the heart and soul behind one of the world’s most historic races while beautifully demonstrating the power of inner strength, endurance, and human connection. Honest, humorous and raw, the emotions ring true from the start all the way through to an ending no one will predict. Of broad appeal to parents, athletes, medical professionals, and families in search of healing.


Author Biography:

Author Kerry Sheeran

Kerry Sullivan Sheeran was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Villanova University with a BA in English, and a former marketing/sales executive at Money Magazine and The Wall Street Journal International. Now married and the mother of six, her life experiences have allowed her to connect with many mothers and fathers who have suffered the illness of a child. Her support of patient advocacy and the advancement of prenatal & neonatal care is reflected in her work. Available for purchase on, or for download on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and Kobo. Signed copies for sale at Symposium Books at Dave’s Plaza in EG, at Blue Hydrangea in Wickford, The Concord Bookshop in and Willow Books in MA. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of THE MARATHON will directly benefit prenatal & neonatal research and care at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Make sure to check out the author on her site, visit her Facebook page, and purchase her book on Amazon

Kerry will also be doing a reading/book signing event at Symposium Books (in Dave’s Plaza in East Greenwich, RI) on Thursday May 1, 2014 from 5pm-7pm.  

The Giveaway:

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  1. Tammy Froelich says:

    Right now I’m working hard to lose some weight. I have a 5K I want to run and I can’t do that efficiently without losing weight.

  2. Jen hernaez says:

    Always working hard to show my kids the value of hard work through running and triathlons

  3. Jessica a says:

    I love to read!

  4. I work hard to raise my kids the right way while being a working mom. I only hope I am doing a great job:)

  5. Katie klein says:

    Getting my Bachelor’s. Took me 13 years but I finally did it this past summer.

  6. christine porter says:

    I have worked HARD at being the BEST person I could be and I have tried to instill this in my kids!!..thank you

  7. I’ve worked hard to lose over 10 pounds these past few months. I’m continuing to work to lead a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family.

  8. I trained and ran a half marathon :-)

  9. I’ve worked hard at being healthy and losing weight. It’s a daily struggle but so worth it so I can be the best, healthiest mom to my kids.

  10. Right now, trying to lose 35 lbs. I lost 6 lbs already but I still have a long way to go. It’s not easy having to take care of my family and then find the time to exercise.

  11. Heather Kenville says:

    Graduating high school and college

  12. Tina Lousberg says:

    I’ve worked hard on raising my 4 kiddos- trying to give them the correct tools to become the best young adults turban be

  13. Joyce Harrell says:

    I worked hard at finishing college as an adult with children.

  14. I’m trying my best to raise our two kids with joy. It’s not always easy when my husband works a lot, but definitely a goal worth reaching.

  15. debbie campbell says:

    learning sign language

  16. Kelly Simmons Sherman says:

    I have worked hard to get one of my 5 year old twin girls on track with her peers. She has CP and didn’t start walking until age 3. We’ve worked hard together to get her more physically able and worked on classroom skills as well. She was just Star Student of the week. So proud.

  17. Lori Thomas says:

    Working hard to teach my children to be the best that they can be

  18. shelly peterson says:

    I have worked hard at raising my kids and now helping raise a grandson.

  19. Shelli C. says:

    I worked very hard at completing my degree.

  20. Work hard, eat right and always do your best!

  21. I worked hard for my education. I was single and pregnant when working on my associate’s degree, and then went back 3 years later to finish my bachelor’s degree.

  22. Amy Solis says:

    I have worked hard at training. I have completed 1 full marathon and 5 half marathons. Hopefully more to come!!

  23. being healthy

  24. Tracie Russell says:

    Not that I have mastered it, but I have worked VERY hard at learning to be patient. It sounds silly, but I used to be so easily angered & now I am able to take things in stride.

  25. I work hard to care for my son and my husband while still maintaining my sanity.

  26. Right now I am working really hard to keep my home clean and organized.

  27. Losing weight and getting healthy!

  28. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I worked hard at losing weight.

  29. tryng to be the best role model i can be for my son

  30. a large cross stich project that I want to frame for my husband and surprise him once it is completed.

  31. Jessilee Raub says:

    Would have to say loosing weight, and currently getting through college classes, as I am back in college right now.

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