Frame of Mind is a semi-autobiographical novel where Mr. Dekanich created a character, Joey Slunisky, who contends with many of the issues Mr. Dekanich has dealt with during his life. His life has been wrought with many challenges, including 19 recurrences of cancer, the loss of his first wife to cancer, a company closing down around him amid a promising engineering career, open heart surgery, and more.
With God’s help and the support of family and friends, Mr. Dekanich is overcoming the challenges.
Frame of Mind and the character Joey Slunisky were created to provide entertainment and inspiration to help individuals through their problems. This novel also talks of a dream that consistently eludes Joey, the dream to come to Oak Ridge.
“The thriving human spirit doesn’t say, ‘Why me?’ It says, ‘Why not me, and what does God want me to learn from this and how can I use my circumstances as a testimony to His goodness?’ Job well done Joey,” said a fan of the book, Dr. Daniel M. Ibach.
Mr. Dekanich will hold a book-signing for Frame of Mind at The Paraclete, 417 Erin Drive, on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Frame of Mind can be found at The Paraclete and its online store, paracletecatholic.org, or at stevendekanich.com.
On stevendekanich.com, click “Purchase” and type in “The Paraclete” in Step 3, Fundraiser Option, to make sure The Paraclete receives credit.