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Trevis L. Gleason Returns to Seattle in March to Promote his Memoir, Chef Interrupted
In March, 2015, former Seattle chef Trevis L. Gleason will visit the Pacific Northwest to promote his memoir. After being diagnosed with MS, he pursued a long-postponed dream by renting a cottage in Ireland for a winter., 2/17/2015 - Seattle, WA.—From March 2-16, 2015, Trevis L. Gleason will return to the Pacific Northwest to promote the March 1st release of his memoir, Chef Interrupted: Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis (Coffeetown Press, 5x8 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-301-3, 288 pp., $15.95). Gleason will take part in a number of events organized by the local chapter of the National MS Society and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by marching in the parade, signing books at the Irish Reels Film Festival, and judging the Soda Bread Baking Contest. He will read and sign books at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park on 3-11 at 7 p.m. and at Village Books in Bellingham on 3-9 at 7 p.m. He will also do guest shots on radio shows and is available for other media interviews, which can be arranged by emailing Coffeetown Press at or by calling 206-414-7673.

In 2012 Dr. Oz of The Dr. Oz Show named Trevis #1 Social HealthMaker on the topic of multiple sclerosis for his Life with MS Blog, Twitter Feed, and other online presence. He was also named the Jimmie Heuga “MS Can Do Person of the Year.”

“[Trevis] is a consummate storyteller, a magician with words. No matter his subject, he weaves a picture for you to imagine and invites you to join him in the world he’s creating. I have no doubt that his story, as told in this engaging book, will touch readers profoundly.” —Kathy Casey, Chef, Mixologist, author of Sips & Apps (Chronicle Books, 2009)

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Seattle chef Trevis Gleason lost everything, including his job and marriage. Surveying the ruins of his life, he decided to follow his dreams to Ireland for the winter. There he rented a cottage, got a puppy, and discovered there is life after the fall. Recipes included.

“Multiple sclerosis doesn’t steal away our futures; it steals what we thought and expected to await us in our futures,” says Gleason in his Introduction. “My bright flash of the obvious was that my ‘retirement years’ weren’t going to find me seventy years old, in a canoe, fishing in some pond in Vermont. MS had already stolen much of my control of my left side, attacked my vision, and even—showing the true bastard of itself—taken away elements of my sense of taste on a number of occasions. If I was to enjoy any of the things I’d hoped to be doing in my far advanced years after a career, I would have to start identifying what those dreams were and create a plan to make them happen.”

Chef Trevis L. Gleason has been an award-winning culinarian, consultant, and instructor as well as a decorated member of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Goodwill Ambassador to Ukraine. Retired from a distinguished culinary career, Gleason has taken on the challenges of living with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis since his diagnosis in 2001. For more information, go to

Chef Interrupted is currently available in eBook and 5x8 trade paperback at bookstores and online at,, and the foreign Amazons. Distributed by Aftershocks Media, the trade paperback can be ordered by stores and libraries through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Partners/West, Midwest Library Service, and Todd Communications. The eBook is available in multiple formats at all the major online retailers, including Overdrive.

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