No, I’m not Arnold Schwarzenegger, who as a cyborg assassinator, declared “I’ll be back.” He retuned again and again.

Nor am I General Douglas MacArthur, who promised the people of the Philippines that he would return, which he did two years later.

Napoleon Bonaparte promised his friends and followers he would return to France after being exiled on the Isle of Elba for ten months...and he did return. No, I am not him.



I have been working long and hard on a manuscript, therefore many things were put aside. Unfortunately, my blog was one such activity that went to the “to do” list, but rarely got done.

I was neglectful in supporting my fellow authors, my cancer sisters and care partners, nor have I promoted social causes and events.

My time and energy with my family has not always been there. Time with friends has been less.

The manuscript is now with the publisher (FRESH INK GROUP).

There will be more announcements about the new book coming out soon. It is a biography about a remarkable woman and her two adopted sons who have special needs.

The key words are: Autism Spectrum Disorder, adoption, charter school for autism, miracles, amazing brain, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and exceptional parents.

My thanks to each of you for your support, patience, and understanding. I am here for you, my followers. I am here for you, my fellow authors. I am here for you, my cancer sisters and brothers. I am here for you, my family and friends. I’M BACK!


“Life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.” <http://www.ncsdf.org/

The first Sunday of June is the designated date to celebrate survivors and acknowledge that a cancer diagnosis is not always a death sentence. It is a day to encourage those who are currently living with cancer.

According to the NCI, there are approximately 17 million cancer survivors in the United States, and it is predicted that by 2029, it will increase by 29%.

On June 10, I will celebrate my 12th year of ovarian cancer survivorship. Despite having two recurrences, it has been a journey of faith, strength, and growth. I have learned from other survivors how to not let cancer rule my life.

What Cancer Cannot Do: It cannot invade the soul, suppress memories, kill friendships, destroy peace, conquer the spirit, shatter hope, cripple love, corrode faith, steal eternal life, nor silence courage. (Anonymous)

In honor of this day, I am giving away signed copies of my award-winning book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. To receive a free copy for yourself or a loved one, contact me through my website.

Let’s celebrate together. Let’s choose to not live in fear. Let’s educate ourselves about the realities of cancer. Let’s treat our bodies with a healthy lifestyle.

Thank you for stopping by today. I welcome your comments.