Alex's Wish book cover
WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES
A Teen's Inspiring Journey and Living Legacy
By Susie and Bill Graham
with H. Thomas Saylor
Publisher: Three Dot L.L.C.
Publication date: August 1, 2008
Retail Price: $24.95
US ISBN: 978-0-9762012-1-2
LCCN: 2008900651
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The Authors

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Photo courtesy of Monni Photography

Susie and Bill Graham were born and raised in Michigan. They met while attending Eastern Michigan University. After their first date, Bill told Susie that she was the one, and recently they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Susie and Bill have three children, David, Robbie and Alexandra.

The Grahams have called West Bloomfield, Michigan their home for 30 years. Bill recently retired from his computer leasing company and Susie from her stationery and card shop. Both are very active in the community including volunteer and fundraising work to benefit charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. In 2003 the Grahams were honored with the State of Michigan Volunteer of the Year Award, and have designated their portion of any income from the sales of When One Door Closes for making the wishes of children facing life-threatening illnesses come true.

Supporting Susie and Bill in their efforts to inspire and inform through Alex's story is H. Thomas Saylor. Mr. Saylor is also a Michigan resident and a graduate of Wayne State University. He has spent the majority of his career writing, producing and managing corporate communications for Fortune 500 companies including 18 years as a public relations executive for a major automotive company. Since retiring from corporate life, H. Thomas Saylor spends his time as an independent business communications consultant and writer. His first non-corporate book was published in 2005. He is completing a novel scheduled for publication in 2009. He makes his home with his wife and four children in Northville, Michigan.

Content for When One Door Closes: A Teen's Inspiring Journey and Living Legacy was compiled from over 70 interviews with cancer patients, their families, medical experts, caregiver professionals, religious leaders, subject related non-profit organizations, community leaders and media personalities.