When Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada hit bookshelves in 2013, it marked the first time my writing had ever been published in book form. That wasn't my intention. My first book was supposed to be a short story collection entitled The Things She'll Be Leaving Behind. It was the first book I had written and, by rights, should have been the first one to make it to print. But fate had other ideas.