Tree Limb Falls Breaking Young Woman’s Neck While Taking Out the Trash

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – September 26, 2014 – On a seemingly, normal fall day in Poughkeepsie, New York, Siefkas took out the trash only to be struck down by a massive tree limb, breaking her neck and knocking her out cold for days. Over a lengthy, multiple month recovery far away from her Florida home, she lost all that mattered: health, love, and career. However, in facing all her deepest fears, she found an upside.

Five years after the life-altering event (September 27, 2009), Siefkas shares her compelling story of recovery and triumph in When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything. She skillfully writes her journey of recovery from a broken neck, broken heart, and career loss with witty vignettes full of hope and quirky humor. There is no pity party as Siefkas highlights her mantra of looking up and the take-away of the book, which stems from the power of perspective.

Reviewers say,

“When All Balls Drop is a powerful chronicle of ultimate change and recovery. This is its strength: pointing out the light at the end of the tunnel.”
– Midwest Book Review

“Siefkas shows us how to handle adversity with humor, candor, and most importantly resilience. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys uplifting and honest memoirs.”
– BookSpin | @BookDude

“What a great life lesson!”
– Crafty Mom Zen

“When All Balls Drop is refreshing…5 stars.”
– feedmeinbooks

“I recommend When All Balls Drop for anyone who feels a kinship to a story that may enable a search for a way forward on their fateful life path.”
– Self-Publishing Review

Siefkas will be making appearances across the country, including Fort Lauderdale, Florida (9/30, 10/26, 10/28), La Crosse and Trempealeau, Wisconsin (10/3-10/4), Boston, Massachusetts (11/1), and on the island of Kauai (11/14). To learn more about Heidi Siefkas, When All Balls Drop, and events, visit When All Balls Drop is available on and all major online book retailers.

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