Heather Summerhayes Cariou, who attended the UCLA Extension Writers Studio in 2006, has written Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir which was released in the US this January. “Roses” enjoyed being a Canadian bestseller and a Globe and Mail choice for best 100 books in 2006. Celine Dion wrote the forward for the book.

A story of faith and fortitude, “Roses” is about Heather’s sister, Pam, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, or as Pam calls it, “Sixtyfive Roses.”

Says Heather, “The teachers in the writing program at UCLA extension are so good it’s hard to pick a favorite: Bruce Bauman helped me clarify and deepen my work in his non-fiction class and Tod Goldberg made learning the principals of novel writing a complete joy. As soon as I finish promoting Sixtyfive Roses, I’ll be back for more!”

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