Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit

Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit


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"After seven rounds of chemo, I lost my hair, but not my love of livin’ life…”

Singer and songwriter Ryder Buck was a young man with an unstoppable dream to lift people up through his music. But a threatening cancer diagnosis showed that life had other plans. While the disease should have beaten him, Ryder rose above it all to live from a place of passion. Then fate stepped in.

“Leave Your Light On,” is the song Ryder wrote that became his mantra. In this uplifting and powerful story, meet an unforgettable character determined to accept his own quirks and flaws with humor. You’ll see a parent-child relationship tested by unrelenting disease. And you’ll get a guide for shining your light, no matter what life or death throws your way.

Though it wasn’t cancer that took Ryder, it was the catalyst that helped him grow into the shining spirit he became. His journey of love, courage, and truth will convince you that there is no challenge big enough to keep you from putting your special touch on the world…if you simply leave your light on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734484403
Publisher: Eagles Quest Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2020
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 350,328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Shelley Buck was born into a creative family in the Midwest and moved to California after college to follow her dream of working for Disney. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband, Chris, who worked in animation. After they married and had their first child, Ryder, she stayed home to be a full-time mom to him and the two brothers who followed.

She is an artist, writer, and storyteller, which she expresses through her original jewelry at ShelRae Designs. When Ryder was diagnosed with cancer and the journey went to unimaginable places, she poured her heart into writing their story. Her lessons in parenting through these tribulations, combined with the power of Ryder's larger-than-life spirit, offer profound messages for living in the light.

Kathy Curtis moved into Shelley's neighborhood when they were both 12 years old and an instant, lifelong friendship took root. She has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and emotional barriers through creative expression. She is the author of Invisible Ink, a memoir about her own journey through grief. The unique writing process that brought her so much healing has since become a successful program, online and at various venues in the Midwest.

Kathy's intimate connection to the Buck family, combined with her writing and healing background, made her the perfect person to partner with Shelley on the creation of this book.

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