From Hope to Joy

“From Hope to Joy” is Published on Amazon

Ghostwriter Valerie Taloni of
Announces the Publication of Jennifer Degl’s Memoir


Bonita Springs, FL – August, 2012

On the night her daughter was born—seventeen weeks early—Jennifer Degl started a journal on a sheet of paper given to her by a nurse. Once she was discharged from the hospital, a little blue notebook became Jennifer’s constant companion. Five months after the birth of her daughter, Jennifer went to write in her notebook; instead, she sat down and read her journal cover to cover. That’s when she knew she had to tell her story.

“Working with Jen was such a pleasure,” says Valerie Taloni of I receive inquires from future authors almost daily, and never know which projects will actually come to fruition. From the first moment I spoke with Jen, I knew telling her story was — for her — a must do, and not a “would-be-nice-to-do” project. My intuition told me that Jen’s story would be told.

I typically interview my clients to gather the material that will ultimately become the content of their books. Each time I interviewed Jen, I was on an emotional roller coaster. Her story was at times, almost unbelievable. As a result, I do believe her book is a page-turner as she brings her readers on that same roller coaster ride: from the decision to get pregnant despite warnings from her doctors—and nearly dying four times during her pregnancy—to the birth of her daughter, Joy, at twenty-three weeks, and this tiny baby’s fight to survive.

A remarkable story, From Hope to Joy is filled with love, determination, strength, hope—and finally Joy. This compelling memoir made it to #80 in memoirs on the day it was launched on Amazon. It’s doing very well, as evidenced by the reviews it has received.

Click on the book cover to be taken to the book on Amazon:

From Hope to Joy