ready for air by Kate Hopper

With candor, grace, and a healthy dose of humor, Kate Hopper takes us into the final weeks of her pregnancy, the “this-was-not-part-of-the-plan” first weeks of her daughter’s life in the NICU, and the isolated world she and her husband inhabited when they took their daughter home at the beginning of cold and flu season. Ready for Air is a testament to the power of motherhood and stories to transform lives.

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Use Your Words by Kate Hopper

Every woman has a story. What are the stories inside you that need to come out? In Use Your Words, Kate Hopper will guide you on your writing journey, honing your craft and experiencing how the process of writing helps us understand, make connections, and heal.

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Silent Running, co-author

Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but not in the same way as it is for most runners. Twin brothers Alex and Jamie Schneider have severe autism—they are nonverbal and when anxiety takes over they bite themselves or slam their feet into the hard floor, they cannot tell their mother Robyn if they are hurt or hungry, and they can never be left alone. Yet they have run almost 150 races, including six marathons. The boys’ parents have also turned to running to battle health issues: father Allan successfully manages his symptoms of multiple sclerosis with vitamins and miles and miles of jogging on the trails near their Long Island home, while mother Robyn, who, while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer six years ago, laced up her own running shoes for the first time and headed out the door, determined to run her way to recovery. Silent Running is one family’s incredible story of triumph in the face of enormous hurdles, and of the shared passion that has fueled their fight. It is a story of hope and of never giving up.