ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“I want others to avoid what I had to go through,” he says. “It was an experience that taught me a lot about myself, others, and God, but one I wouldn’t want to repeat. If I can help even one person battling this disease, it would have been worth it.”
Mike set about writing a novel quite different from what his fan base had come to expect from him. Not a thriller, but a character-driven novel, so he wrote it under a pen name, Michael King, and entitled it A Thousand Sleepless Nights. His publisher, Charisma Media, went for it and the first copies went on sale in October.
Mike’s next step was to determine whether a partnership between him, Charisma Media, and the Colon Cancer Alliance was possible. This month both announced their cooperative fundraising venture, with Charisma Media making a significant contribution to CCA and Mike committing a portion of the proceeds from the book through December to CCA.
Speaking about A Thousand Sleepless Nights Mike says, “I want people to see colon cancer (and all the other cancers) for the monster it is, but also to show it does not need to defeat us. There is hope, there is strength, and there is courage and love. And though cancer may rob us of our physical vitality, it has no power over our spirit.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
Against the wishes of her family, Nena marries Jim, and after her father dies, she sacrifices everything—including her family—to keep the ranch alive. Now their three grown children have lives of their own and want nothing to do with Nena. She was never the mother they needed.
When cancer strikes and Nena is given a devastating diagnosis, can Jim reconcile the family before it is too late?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Thousand Sleepless Nights, go HERE.
My review of A Thousand Sleepless Nights:
I have to admit that I had some hesitancy about reading this book. I watched my mom lose a ten year battle with leukemia and I wasn’t sure I wanted to read an entire book that revolved around cancer. I thought it would be too depressing, but I have read a lot of Michael’s writing and I know how exceptional his writing is. Readers will probably know him as Mike Dellosso, suspense author. A Thousand Sleepless Nights is his first foray into a different genre of Christian fiction, one that he felt led to. I knew I would love this book once I got past my own emotional hesitation, especially because Mike has experienced cancer first hand.
I didn’t find this book depressing at all. Yes, the reader does get to see the ugly side of cancer, but Mike filled this story with hope and love and I felt completely inspired and uplifted by the time I finished it. I like to be able to really experience a story, especially one that deals with such emotions as A Thousand Sleepless Nights. I can’t remember the last time I felt an author pull me into a story as much as this one. I didn’t feel like it was a negative though. It actually felt theraputic to experience this story and these characters. Everything about this book was extraordinary and inspirational. I am so glad that Mike answered the call to write stories like this in addition to his suspense stories. He will be able to reach a different type of reader who will get to experience God’s grace. I applaud this book and this author and I highly recommend this book.