I'm looking for a book cover for a 6x9 paperback. It should include the title and my name, as follows:
The Quest to Understand
I would like a design that suggests that the syndrome is genetic. I have a daughter, Naomi, who has PWS. She is twelve.
I wish I could be more specific. I can tell you more about the book and see if that helps. The book has three parts, which are interwoven: 1) the story of one family whose son was born with PWS in 1971, and their struggles to give him a good life 2) the story of how this family and others banded together to form the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and help each other 3) investigations by doctors and scientists that eventually unraveled a strange genetic mystery and developed a partial treatment.
Here's a brief description of Prader-Willi syndrome, from my book:
"I heard the words “Prader-Willi” for the first time from the geneticist. I googled it. The initial stage admittedly sounded just like Naomi: low muscle tone, sleepy baby, poor feeder. Then it got weird. Somewhere around two to four years of age these kids’ appetites got locked into the “on” position. If not controlled by others, they would eat so much and get so obese that they would die in their teens or twenties. And there were behavioral problems, emotional problems, medical problems. Hormone deficiencies, infertility, stubbornness, temper tantrums."