Ramblings & Writing

Surrendering Pink

*This essay was published in several places, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Bridges publication and MBCNetwork website. I post it in one version or another on Facebook every October since I was diagnosed in 2012.   Ok, I'll say it; "I hate pink!” This is a harsh statement for me to admit out loud, on paper,… Continue reading Surrendering Pink

Weekend Coffee Share

Pink-tober Weekend Coffee Share 9-29-18

Good morning, Everyone. Coffee smells really good on this crisp morning. It is suddenly autumn and we had been drenched this past week. Lawn mowing may have to wait another day. The garden is petering out. The tomatoes seem to be done. Not even a hopeful green tomato hang from a spindly vine. The peppers… Continue reading Pink-tober Weekend Coffee Share 9-29-18

Book News & Events

Long Island 2 Day

I was honored to be invited and participate in the Long Island 2 Day Expo. The West Islip Fire House's hall buzzed with sponsors, walking teams, and fun swag for the walkers. I was given a table to display my book, Hug Everyone You Know, and share my story. Five dollars for each book sold was… Continue reading Long Island 2 Day

Book News & Events

Get-n-Giving

Winter has taken a temporary break here on the south shore of Long Island. It feels down-right balmy at 37°. When the sun shines, I can write in the sunroom. Dare I hope that spring is on the horizon? I do dare to hold great hope that a cure for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is… Continue reading Get-n-Giving

Book News & Events

It’s Here and Everywhere

It's Here! It's a Beautifully Published Book!  Hug Everyone You Know is now available everywhere books are sold. It's been a wild ride to publication. Hugs and kisses to She Writes Press's fearless leader, Brooke Warner, and my caring editor, Lauren Wise, as well as the many other creatives behind the scenes. Big fat bear hugs go to Caitlin… Continue reading It’s Here and Everywhere

Book News & Events

Another Great Blurb

"Filled with fresh air, light, and life, Hug Everyone You Know is an intimate conversation with an intelligent, funny survivor. The voice rings true, and the insights resonate well beyond the cancer moment. Highly recommended." -Joni Rodgers; New York Times bestselling author of Bald in the Land of Big Hair

Ramblings & Writing

Surrendering Pink

Ok, I'll say it, "I hate pink!” This is an extremely hard statement to say out loud on paper since pink has forever been my favorite color. Forever! Pink was always my color. The pink passion started early. My mother always dressed my three younger sisters and me in the same style dresses and coats.… Continue reading Surrendering Pink