White Lies: A Tale of Babies, Vaccines, and Deception

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Inspired by a true story, one mother's quest for the truth about her baby's injuries from a vaccine, and the unlikely friendship that develops with her small town attorney who has problems of her own. A popular book club selection and an insightful look at life with a vaccine-injured child. This novel offers hope to families who are considering filing a claim with the government's compensation fund.

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Because White Lies is inspired by true events - one mother's quest for the truth about her baby's seizures and brain damage - Honenberger hopes her book will help spread the word about vaccine-associated risks. "This mother is so upbeat despite all the bad things that happened to her. She was my inspiration. She still is. She's feisty and outspoken, a great advocate. When she finally gave me permission to tell the story, she hoped the book would encourage other families whose children had an adverse reaction to investigate before allowing a booster. And to go forward and file for assistance."

Cedar Creek Publishing also believes the story is an important one. Editor, Linda Layne, remarked how her company has traditionally only handled nonfiction works, but has tracked Honenberger's talent as an award-winning writer for the past decade. "It's an honor to be launching Sally's first novel. Like a watercolor artist, Sally has creatively blended a good book of fiction using a palette of true experiences and raw emotions that take you into the minds of the characters and to the heart of the events. White Lies is more than an opportunity to raise awareness for vaccine injury issues. It's about conflict and loss, hope and redemption for a grieving mother and her disillusioned attorney. A good story. And that's what readers want, to lose themselves in a good story."

From the Author:

During the ten years it took to move this story from inspiration to reality my family and friends showered me with continuous encouragement, detailed editing suggestions, and periodic doses of the hard cruel facts about being a writer in the twenty-first century. Professor Pat Skarda, my first real writing teacher, a person of unequalled humor and succinctness, taught me the value of persistence. My patient husband learned how to cook. My critique group adjusted to my tardiness and my rants. My first agent, a fellow Smith College graduate, suggested I write short stories: it would teach me how to choose my words more carefully.

The story itself would never have moved beyond a figment of my imagination if it hadn't been for the real mother and son who lived the story and for whom there will never be any happy ending. An expanded National Vaccine Information Center, with Barbara Loe Fisher's constant vigilance, offered continuous updates and insights into medical and regulatory changes as did the Center for Disease Control.

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