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My Books about Cancer

My books are for patients, caregivers, friends, and anyone who wants to make the lives of someone going through a life-altering diagnosis easier.

When my husband was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2012 we were shocked. How could that happen to us? In the years since we have learned a lot. I’ve written extensively about living with cancer with the goal of giving others information and insights that we had to gain the hard way. My books are for patients, caregivers, and anyone who wants to make the lives of someone going through a life-altering diagnosis easier.

I hope that you’ll read my books, share them, and be changed by their message of hope.

Facing Cancer as a FriendFacing Cancer as a Friend

A 2020 MIPA Finalist in 3 Catagories!

Family/Parenting, Inspirational, Medical

How do you respond when someone you know tells you they have cancer? So often, people feel at a loss for words. How can you make a difference at such a difficult time in your friend’s life? You don’t have to feel helpless. Facing Cancer as a Friend will show you what to say (and what not to say). You’ll learn how to use your gifts and strengths to support your friend when they need it most.

Buy Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer

 

 

Facing Cancer as a Parent: Helping Your Children Cope Facing Cancer as a Parentwith Your Cancer

The 2019 MIPA (Midwest Independent Publisher’s Association) Award Winner in the “Health” category, and a finalist in the “Family/Parenting” category!

Cancer turns the world upside down, not only for the patient but for their family as well. It can be the hardest on children who are thrust into a life of emotional turmoil. Facing cancer as a parent means balancing the needs of all family members while fighting for your life.

How do you talk to children about their fears? How can you make coping with your cancer battle, easier for them? Where can you turn for support and help? How do you help them deal with feelings of sadness, anger, and even guilt? What about grieving?

Get the Memory Maker’s Journal!

The Memory Maker’s Journal- Turquoise Edition

When my husband, Dan was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, one of the things we soon realized was that our time on earth was finite. Until you feel the clock ticking, time is an easy thing to take for granted. It’s like a college student who knows all semester that there will be a final exam but waits until the last week and then in a panic, crams until 2 AM.

What would happen if Dan was no longer here? How would they have access to his stories and experiences? Even I didn’t know all of them. Sometimes, you can know someone your whole life and still learn new things about them. Then I got the idea for the Memory Maker’s Journal. The Memory Maker’s Journal is perfect for giving you ideas of what you can write.

The Memory Maker’s Journal is available in 5 different covers. Choose the cover that you like the best!

(Turquoise Edition) The Memory Maker’s Journal: Putting Your Memories into Words 

The Memory Maker’s Journal- Ruby Edition

(Ruby Edition) The Memory Maker’s Journal: Putting Your Memories into Words