Video Book Trailer

This month, my publisher is launching a video marketing campaign for How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver that includes a 60-second video. This has no voiceover, just music, text, and images. If you use a screen reader, you probably won’t be able to read the text so I’ve pasted it below along with a description of the images and a link to the video. If you like it, please feel free to share on  Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.


One night will change two people’s lives forever.

(Visuals of an animated statue’s head crumbling to the left – this symbolizes the stroke and it’s damaging effect)

A happy couple will be transformed.

(Elderly couple sitting on the bench, we see their backs, the old man kisses the lady on the cheek)

In January of 2006, tragedy strikes

(Old man in pain, head down, about to have a stroke)

 when Abbie Johnson Taylor’s husband suffers a debilitating stroke.

(MRI computer scans of the brain and skull as would be done post stroke)

Through pain and perseverance,

(Close up of hospital patient’s hand being held)

 Abbie cares for her beloved,

 nurturing and supporting him

(Picture of Abbie and her beloved husband)

during the ups and downs of recovery

(Elderly man being pushed in wheelchair)

and the aftermath of a crippling condition.

(Close up of elderly man being hugged and kissed on the cheek – we only see his nose and mouth so it doesn’t look like a different man)

Discover the heartbreak and the triumph in this very human story

(Close up of the couple holding hands – hands only)

 available online at:


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of We Shall Overcome and How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

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