Squamish Photographer | Soft Launch | The Year I Died

On Tuesday April 2nd we held a private event to celebrate the release of local author Michelle Pammenter Young’s new book entitled “The Year I Died”.  The book chronicles Michelle’s past year; her battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer as well her experience with death.  It is an inspiring story of how she managed to work through grief, pain and loss as well as to come to terms with her own mortality.

Local realtor Julie Quinlan and I organized the evening with the help of Rental Network.  Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne as they entered the venue, the home of friend and local mortgage broker Michele Ellis.  The guest list comprised of supporters of Michelle’s “Giving Cancer the Boot” campaign as well as close friends and family.

As Michelle was having major surgery to remove her cancer on Thursday April 4th, we decided to keep this book launch small.  I first heard about Michelle from a mutual friend Julie Quinlan and was so moved by Michelle’s story that I contacted her with a suggestion to create a documentary film to share her message with the world.

The evening was also an opportunity for the exclusive announcement of the documentary project and to let guests purchase a signed copy of Michelle Pammenter Young’s book.  The official “public” book launch will take place some time in late June, early July and will coincide with the first release and viewing of the documentary film.  Keep an eye on Our Blog and Facebook for an announcement of the exact date.

Michelle’s book, “The Year I Died” is now available for purchase on Amazon in both paperback and eBook format.  To find out more you can read Michelle’s blog at www.pammenteryoung.com or become a supporter on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/MichellePammenterYoung.

1 Comment


Awesome photos great blog post. Michelle is such a courageous woman who has chosen to fight, blog & now write a book about the experience. Truly inspiring & you captured the magic of this event brilliantly .

10:51 April 12, 2013