This blog post was written by Rebecca Ciardullo, who writes under the name of Rebecca L. Frencl. Her debut novel, Ribbons of Moonlight, was just released by Soltice Publishing in e-format. The print version of the book should be available in bookstores by May 2011. Ciardullo has taught 8th grade in the Forest Park schools for many years.
There are several issues addressed in this book—big pharmaceutical companies and their influence on treatment in the U.S., the high cost of medical treatment, the bias against new treatments, and the need for patient self-advocacy.