Ken Cruickshank             Thrillers, Memoir, Historical Fiction

"A candidly compelling and ultimately inspiring memoir, "Stand Up" is a simply riveting read from start to finish and a very highly recommended addition to community library Contemporary American Biography collections."
–– Midwest Book Review 

“…reflective passages…ring with an unpolished authenticity that marks the best memoirs. (Cruickshank) writes about losing control of his body with a brutal sincerity. His sense of personal triumph is contagious. An affecting account of chronic illness.”
--Kirkus Reviews

"Ken Cruickshank wrote this memoir using speech-to-text software, yet he writes with the ease and grace of a master wordsmith. His stories are captivating, emotional, gut-honest, and above all inspiring."
--David Aretha, biographer and editor