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    • Black & White interior
    • 336 pages
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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 336 pages
  • Keywords
    • personal memoir,
    • mental health memoir,
    • autobiography,
    • grief and loss memoir,
    • PTSD memoir,
    • Southern Ontario,
    • Canadian firefighter

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Perpetual Motion
An Autobiography of Relative History
by D. A. Pitts

In Perpetual Motion, Dana slows down long enough to detail his dash through a fast-paced life. This is the inspirational and moving saga of how—historical, cultural, and environmental events influenced a fertile mind, driving him forward on a quest for personal growth and self-expression, in the face of adversity. With remarkable candour and sparkling humour, he relays his coming of age in small-town Southwestern Ontario in the ’60s and ’70s; through his family hardships; struggles with anxiety, depression, and PTSD; and the surprising journey to the creative arts, that resurrected the indelible spirit in him today. Perpetual Motion is infused with love, empathy, and wisdom; culminating in twenty-three life lessons, including “Embrace the Music,” “Take Time to Grieve,” and “Learn How to Make Soup.” Stories told of grief and tragedy but promising a lighted path forward, this memoir will comfort, delight, and inspire readers of all stripes to consider their own life journeys.

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Dana Pitts was born in Nova Scotia and grew up in Sarnia Ontario, where he lived most of his life. A graduate of the Ontario Fire College, he enjoyed a successful thirty-five-year career—was awarded his CFO (Chief Fire Officer) designation from the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, eventually retiring as Deputy Chief at Sarnia Fire Rescue. Dana is a first-time author but a lifelong storyteller, having been instilled with a passion for the written word from a very early age, by his mother, Helen—a Grammar School teacher in her youth. He is also passionate about photography, travel, and gourmet cooking (and was the co-owner of the Small Batch Cafe in the city of Kingston, Ontario for several years). Dana has two grown children and five grandchildren, and he currently resides in Milford, Nova Scotia. Visit him at, or on Instagram: @danaondowntheroad


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