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CONTACT: Laura Wright, PR by the Book, (432) 352-8622, laura@prbythebook.com

RACING AGAINST TIME
How Would You Spend the Final Days of Life Cut Short by Cancer?

WHO: Kevin E. Cropp, author of The Time Keeper and son of cancer victim

WHAT: A true to life novel about learning anew what it means to be a mother and what it takes to be a son. Diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 38, Linda Wails has only one dying wish-to make amends with her son. The book is based on the author's own story. Cropp can speak about the experience and offer suggestions.

WHERE/WHEN: Cropp is currently available for interviews nationwide.

(NORTH CAROLINA) Cancer, “second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death,” is diagnosed in over 1.2 million new cases every year*. It has devastating effects on not only the patients, but the families as well.

Some are given the opportunity to fight and win the battle against the disease, while others live with the reality of an approaching death. Patients and their families are forced to adjust to a new lifestyle and cope with fate.

The Time Keeper, written by and based on the life of Kevin E. Cropp, offers perspective into life with cancer and how parents can rectify relationships with their children. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 38, Linda Wails realizes that her death is inevitable and that an important relationship is still in the balance. It is now or never for her and her son to work out their differences. Only one thing is certain…The Time Keeper will not be kept waiting.

Kevin E. Cropp can offer:
· Guidance for those diagnosed with cancer and their families
· Advice for mending relationships
· Insight into spending time wisely while the opportunity still exists

To schedule an interview with Kevin E. Cropp, or obtain a press review copy of the book, contact Laura Wright, (432) 352-8622 or laura@prbythebook.com.

For more information about Kevin E. Cropp, and his book, visit www.copperpresspublishers.com.

* mdanderson.org, 2005

More Press:
Press Release, October 3, 2005 "The Time Keeper Takes on a New Look"
Press Release, August 1, 2005 "National Book Tour Begins in Missoula, Montana"
Press Release, July 23, 2005 “Pre-Release Launch Party Held in Wrightsville Beach, NC for Local Author"
Lumina News, July 10, 2005 “Launch Party Held for Local Author’s New Book”

Extras:
An Interview with the Author
Book Club Discussion Questions