Good deeds.


Happy National Author’s Day!

“Deeds are better things than words are” – a line from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Hiawatha.” What’s a simple, but impactful, deed you could do for wordsmiths (authors)? Enter a review (even just a sentence) on Amazon. You don’t need to have purchased the book there. So, if you’ve read “Surviving the Pink Ribbon” and it was helpful, please click here to go to my book’s page and enter a review. On that page, scroll down past Product Details, About the Author and Products Related to Review This Product. Click on Write a Customer Review.


Inspiring and helpful.

Cancer hasn’t been put on hold during this pandemic. I continue to be blessed with the impact “Surviving the Pink Ribbon” is making. From Tammy: “Inspiring and helpful. I encourage everyone to read this book. It isn’t just for those with cancer but anyone who has a friend or loved one dealing with the terrible disease. The author does an amazing job opening our eyes to what an individual experiences emotionally and physically and how we are able to help them cope with the process and emptions they feel.”

5 stars!

Grateful for another 5-star review for “Surviving the Pink Ribbon”. Sharon wrote: “I sent a copy to my granddaughter-in-law as she is going through the same procedures. She said that it was very helpful to see another perspective… My husband and neighbor read it also and enjoyed it very much.”

“Helpful to any woman going through cancer”

Recently I was blessed with this feedback on “Surviving the Pink Ribbon”.

“Wanted to let you know I ordered a copy of your book from Amazon to share with the young woman… diagnosed with… ovarian cancer… I just thought the guidance and practical approach you provide is helpful to any woman going through a cancer treatment regimen… I thought your insight and experience would be very helpful.”

“One of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever seen”

“Surviving the Pink Ribbon” contains practical advice for cosurvivors—those helping someone through cancer. I used some of my own advice to create a gift for a male friend going through cancer treatment. His daughter remarked, “What you made for my dad was one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever seen and it means the world!!” If you’re wondering what I made, you can find it on page 33 of “Surviving the Pink Ribbon”.


Just finished reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Her themes of courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust and divinity as they relate to creativity are so real and encouraging.  This book is in my top three for writers or really any creative person.  The two that round out that trio?  “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott and “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp.  Do you have a favorite?

Where in the world is…

What an honor to see a copy of my book, “Surviving the Pink Ribbon”, on display at the oncology clinic.  No appointment for me.  Just dropped off a sweet treat for the amazing staff.  Another blessing, when I was updating documents for the close of 2019.  My book has been purchased by booklovers from California to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to Florida, and outside the USA as well.  I pray that readers will be assisted and encouraged.