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Heidi Siefkas Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Hawaii

After being challenged, I took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Lihue, Kauai. Not only did I accept the challenge by dumping a bucket of ice water on myself, but also I donated to alsa.org and stroke.org. Now, I pass on the challenge to three inspirational female authors that influenced my memoir, When All…
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Looking Up Feature on When All Balls Drop by The Garden Island

LIHUE — On Sept. 27, 2009, Heidi Siefkas was visiting upstate New York’s Hudson River valley. She was happily married. A globetrotting marketing and public relations executive. She had everything. “In one fell swoop a 1,000-pound tree limb fell — healthy tree — while I was taking out the trash,” Siefkas said. “Broke my neck…
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When All Balls Drop Spotted in NYC – Where You Are Reading It?

FYI: A couple of advanced copies of When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything have been spotted pre-release, this September. It isn't a surprise that a New York City bookworm sent in these photos as the book begins in New York's Hudson River Valley. Most New Yorkers would recognize the leading image of…
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Look at What the Storms Blew In – When All Balls Drop in Print

Having left South Florida to return to my home in Kauai earlier this week, I thought I had escaped hurricane season. However, it seems not to be the case with a double whammy of hurricanes heading this way, Iselle and Julio. After battling the crowds at Costco, the store on Kauai, I believe we are…
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Happy Look Up Day – Let’s Groove

I invite you once again to my backyard, this time from the comforts of my hammock, where I share my story, why I created Look Up Day, and the concept of looking up! I share Look Up Day—the twenty-­seventh of every month—with you. So, please join me, receive a free forty-page excerpt of When All…
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Cultural Travel to Kauai through Taro

I say potato, you say patato. I say tomato, you say tamato. I say taro, whereas in Kauai, many will say kalo. Regardless of how you say it, on your travels to Kauai, you will no doubt come across taro in one of its numerous forms whether eating poi at a luau or awing at…
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Inspirational Female Authors in Writing When All Balls Drop

As I talk about my memoir, When All Balls Drop, many ask me about the process of writing, in particular where I found my inspiration. Since my book is non-fiction, I didn't have to brainstorm about content; however, I did need to come up with the guts. I can't lie. Although my story is powerful and…
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Look Up – My Mantra

This year, I completed writing a memoir of my life change, which happened nearly five years ago. It is entitled When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything and will be released this fall. In it, I share my amazing story where in an unpredictable, split second, my life as I knew it…
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