Stacey Chillemi's Book appeared on Amazon's best-seller lists and has sold more than 60,000 copies. The Complete Herbal Guide: Heal Your Body Naturally and Maintain Optimal Health Using Alternative Medicine Herbals, Vitamins...
Chillemi's books regularly appear on Amazon's best-seller lists and have sold more than 60,000 copies. The most recent original paperback, The Complete Herbal Guide: Heal Your Body Naturally and Maintain Optimal Health Using Alternative Medicine, Herbals, Vitamins, Fruits and Vegetables (December 2013) debuted at # 1 on Amazon's best-seller list and has been rated five stars from numerous readers who purchased the book.
Stacey Chillemi's first published book, Epilepsy You're Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life. Since that time, she has published numerous non-fiction and fiction books including The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body, Epilepsy and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Should Know, Co-authored by Dr. Blanca Vasques, M.D., Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Strength and Hope, Natural Cures for Common Conditions and The Secrets of Happiness and Success: The Power Of Positive Thinking.
Her love affair with non-fiction and with health genre in general, began during her junior year of college when she was faced by numerous obstacles due to her epilepsy disorder. Hoping and praying that she would be able to finish college and not let her epilepsy disorder get the best of her, she decided to research her disorder hoping to find out more about my disorder and ways to cope with it.
Sadly, there were not many books written about epilepsy during that era. The few books written were by doctors and the medical terminology flew right over your head. Determined to find the answers to her questions, "How could she graduate college when she is constantly having seizures?", "How could she become a success in life and not let epilepsy destroy her hopes and dreams?", "How do people with epilepsy cope with their disorder?"
She decided to write an article to epilepsy foundation and asked them to publish it. she wanted to learn how others coped with their disorder. Chillemi received hundreds of letters from all over the United States and Canada. She decided to use the knowledge she gained to help herself and others by writing a self-help book called, Epilepsy You're Not Alone. Writing that book changed her life. Letters poured out from readers thanking me for writing the book. Chillemi never realized how powerful words could be. Her greatest gift was not figuring out how to help herself, it was being able to help others who struggled from the same problem. There is no greater gift in life than the gift of giving.
She graduated college, received an Associate's Degrees in Business, and then went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Advertising, but in the end, Chillemi changed her career choice to journalism. She graduated Richard Stockton College in 1996.
Chillemi began writing seriously in 1994, penning the manuscript that would become Epilepsy You're Not Alone. She held many jobs during those first years as a writer, then finally settling in (much to our delight) to write full time in 2000.
She is an active member in her community and she helps organizations in New Jersey. She has written features for journals and newspapers. My articles have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines in North America and abroad and some of her stories were published in the series of books Chicken Soup for the Soul . She won an award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America in 2002 for her help and dedication to people with epilepsy.
Born in 1972, Chillemi was born in New York and she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband Michael, and her three children, Michael, Alexis and Anthony. The family pets include two Shih Tzu's, Rocco and Princess, and two birds Elmo and Tweedy.
When she is not writing, she chases after her three Shih Tzu's, takes long walks, hits the gym, and goes to all her kids' football, soccer, wrestling, basketball and cheerleading practices and games.
Recently, Stacey Chillemi wrote a 600 page book titled The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body - Heal Your Body Naturally and Maintain Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Fruits, Vegetable and Alternative Medicine and her next book which is the next sequel is due this summer. At your convenience, Mrs. Chillemi would like to schedule an interview with you. She strongly believes that many of your readers can benefit from her book and personal story.
Thank you for considering her request, and she hopes she can spend some productive time together in the near future.
Mrs. Stacey Chillemi