Sioux Falls author to sign copies of book on living with Parkinson’s diseaseKevin Boekhoff, Sioux Falls, is the author of “I Forgot That I Remembered,” a compilation stories center on of that his experiences with Parkinson’s disease.
By: Jennifer Jungwirth, The Daily Republic
A South Dakota author will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Reader’s Den, Mitchell.
Kevin Boekhoff, Sioux Falls, is the author of “I Forgot That I Remembered,” a compilation stories center on of that his experiences with Parkinson’s disease.
Once Boekhoff lost his job due to his illness, he began to write columns and short stories for a Parkinson’s disease newsletter and state magazines. He turned enough copy to eventually fill a book.
“It seems like if a Parkinson’s person has one thing they really enjoy doing, it’s kind of like you don’t have Parkinson’s at that time,” Boekhoff said.
“I found that I actually physically feel better when I write creatively — it is fun,” he added.
He hopes that his book can provide some hope to others suffering the same or similar illnesses.
“I Forgot That I Remembered” provides a glimpse into the day-to-day challenges of Parkinson’s disease, and all stories are based on his experiences, but he has added a humorous twist in what he calls “creative non-fiction” to grab his readers’ attention.
Boekhoff is 55 and lives with his wife and Yorkshire terrier, both of which appear often in his stories.