Eli and the Fisherman by Andrew Glen
“Eli and the Fisherman” is a children’s book that tells the story of a young boy and an old fisherman.
I have been writing for the better part of thirty years. In that time I have written a memoir, several children’s book, a collection of short stories, a book of fiction, numerous poems, works of prose and free verse.
In 2008 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer and I underwent two years of treatment including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. In January of 2010 I had my bladder removed and thankfully I have been cancer free since then.
During treatment I found writing to be very therapeutic and I kept notes throughout my treatment. These notes then became my story.
In 2014 I self-published my memoir “Beating the Odds”, A Chronicle of a Cancer Survivor’s Battle with Cancer, Inadequate Healthcare and Social Injustice.
Unlike most cancer survivor success stories, my book, in my opinion, differs because it provides the reader with a poignant look into the trials and tribulations that all cancer patients have to deal with above and beyond their treatment.
Since then I have gone on to publish:
“War Dads” a fictional story about the unfortunate killing of a war vet who was living on the street and suffering from PTSD.
“The Grotto and Other Stories” a collection of short stories based on real life events.