Friday, July 16, 2010
Wanted to share the exciting news that my newest book, The Goodbye Cancer Garden, will be released in the spring of 2011 (published by Albert Whitman & Co.). This book was inspired by my own experience with breast cancer in 2009 and my family's shared journey of recovery. Wanting to bring help and hope, daughter Janie leads her family in planting a vegetable garden. As they tend it carefully and watch it grow, they're reminded that Mom is getting better day by day. Pumpkins provide the perfect finish. This picture shows my family with our own treasured pumpkin, as I was approaching the end of treatment. My prayer is that this story will help others traveling similar roads. Gifted illustrator, Kristi Valiant, is now hard at work on illustrations...it's going to be beautiful! More on this later.