AIME ALLEY CARD
Aime Card is author of THE TIGERBELLES (Lyons Press 2023) a nonfiction narrative about a women's track team in 1960 and their journey from Nashville to the Olympics in Rome and a memoir about her experience with breast cancer, AND BENEATH IT ALL WAS LOVE. Aime is also Generations Editor at Pangyrus literary magazine and a board member for the Boston Chapter of the Women's National Book Association. On the best days you can find her walking a beach on the North Shore of Boston with her sidekick, Serendipity, baking with her daughter, listening to her son bang on the drums, or with a glass of wine in her hand by the firepit with her husband.
One American Team that Set the Pace for Women's Sports
One hot Southern summer in 1960 at Tennessee State University, a regional HBCU, a coach and his team of women runners, called the Tigerbelles, sprinted on a dirt track, dodging potholes and cow piles, preparing for a shot to run on the world stage at the Olympics in Rome. Eight women on the team made it to the final competition, and four of them came back home with gold medals. This is the extraordinary story of how one team set the pace for women's athletics forever, and how the world fell in love with the Tigerbelles. Forthcoming by Lyons Press 2023.
And Beneath It All Was Love
Shortly after moving from Boston to the intensely competitive environment of Silicon Valley, I received the news: I had stage two breast cancer.
I had known of friends with cancer. Generally, they dropped out of sight, reappearing months later looking tired and wan, with thinning hair and waistlines. Suddenly I was that friend—the breast cancer patient.
Anger, fear, and anxiety threatened to take over my life. But with the support of my sister, friends, husband, and children, I would discover the love hidden just beneath my fear.
And Beneath It All Was Love recounts my journey through treatment and into recovery. My young age and pathology report indicated aggressive treatment. I would endure debilitating chemotherapy, two surgeries, and radiation therapy. I had to almost die to give myself the best chance to live.
From Amazon: "Honest, raw, and ultimately uplifting, Aime’s story pulls no punches when describing the mental and physical toll of breast cancer treatment. She is not the same person who heard the dreaded words “You have cancer.” That person is gone forever. In her place is a stronger, more resilient woman who learned to treasure life as a daily gift and embrace love over fear."