All Will Be Well

A Memoir of Love and Dementia

“A valuable resource for anyone caring for failing elders.”

Even though my mother’s body did not die from the stroke, a huge piece of her was suddenly erased, like footprints rubbed from the shore by a quick tide. And yet, an essential piece remained. Her joy, her love of natural beauty, and her delight in music stayed with her until the end.

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About Kim Fowler

“The high desert puts me back together again and calls me forth to write.”

My generative writing space is the Southwest. Many works were spawned in a lone cabin atop a mesa outside of Moab, Utah. The exposed beauty of that landscape leads me deep into my passions and fears, into my belly of slot canyons and high dares, and toward insights from expansive, sun fired views. I arrive at the cabin cracked open by life. The high desert puts me back together again and calls me forth to write.

I am pulled to write about the beauty in the land and in the spirit of humans struggling, celebrating their movement through this life. In my writing and my coaching I want to get to know what breathes below the surface that is waiting to be heard, that offers us riddles to be deciphered through dreams and visions. There is power in transparency.

This book is a transparent journey into the changing relationship between me and my parents as a result of Mom’s stroke and devolving into dementia. It is about the damage of secrets held too long and the healing that is possible through their release. It is a similar yet different story, as are all stories of caring for loved ones with dementia.

If we are persistent in creating the conversations that our families usually run from, if we are vulnerable, if we lean into our friends, and if we love ourselves as much as we love the ones we care for, we find our way and may help our family and loved one find theirs.


The reviews are coming in, see what other readers are saying about “All Will Be Well”

  • “In extremely compelling words and very personal terms, Kim Fowler conveys the story of her family’s journey to assist her mother during her developing condition of dementia. While Kim’s story is at once unique it also is one that so many families across the country and the world now must face. In telling her tale, Kim brings significant light to the concerns of a daughter now faced with the new role of caretaker for her parent. Kim’s is a touching and moving account.”

    Harry J. Elam, Jr.
    Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
  • “Kim Fowler tells stories of love, pain, and emotional healing that followed her mother’s massive stroke. She reports her parents’ anguish and her own. She also fi nds the meaning and reward in their struggle and comes out of it a stronger and more realized person. A valuable resource for anyone caring for failing elders.”

    David Spero, RN
    author of "The Inn by the Healing Path: Stories on the Road to Wellness"
  • “Beautiful memoir, filled with wisdom, humor and compassion, for herself and her parents. Vulnerable self-insights, especially as she and her father struggle to support each other and their failing loved one. Beautifully crafted, with a strong yet vulnerable voice.”

    Rosemary Gerber
  • “Kim is a passionate and spirited writer with a moving story to tell.”

    Jon Boorstin
    Oscar-nominated filmmaker and the author of Mabel and Me, A Novel about the movies.

Title information

Title: All Will Be Well
Subtitle: A Memoir of Love and Dementia
Author: Kim Fowler
Page count: 182 pp
Dimensions: 6”W x 9”H
Publisher: Lizardsong Press
ISBN: 978-1-4951-7757-6

Price: $14.95

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Thank you for taking an interest in my work. As a coach I help my clients understand the voice and influence of what lies within in so that they can hear its wisdom and reveal their secrets to themselves. Transparency is power.

For scheduling book readings and speaking engagements, or to ask questions or offer comments about the book, email Kim at

Kim E. Fowler, PCC, CPCC, ORSCC

MESA Coaching
4200 Park Blvd., #155
Oakland, CA 94602

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