the legacy of writing

Today is a special day for me. As a self-published author, my latest work The Oak Tree is finally available in Kindle, multi-format eBook, and Paperback. However, rather than write about my book, I wish to dedicate this post to a fellow author.

Many are aware the past year of my life has been spent in chemotherapy, surgeries, or recovery as I waged a personal war against breast cancer. And though I am currently in remission, my thoughts and heart are never far from the disease or those who fight it. I know it can come back. Any time. Any day. However, I am terribly grateful to be here today and determined to embrace each moment.


When I read Julie Forward DeMay’s story, I couldn’t help but feel a sisterhood. We are indie authors, mothers, women touched by cancer. The only difference is Julie lost her courageous battle. Her bravery and humor are powerful reminders to live everyday as if it was not only our last but realize how blessed we are simply to be here. Please read on to learn more of her story and consider purchasing a book (proceeds go to her nine-year-old daughter). Julie is not here to market her book, so I and countless other indie authors are proudly doing it for her. It is an honor to share it with you.


January 31st is IndiesForward day – a special blogging event dedicated to spreading the legacy of Julie Forward DeMay and her touching memoir, The Cell War Notebooks.
What would you do when faced with a battle for your life? Author, photographer and creative spirit Julie Forward DeMay took on her fight with cervical cancer like she was playing for the new high score in her favorite video game, Asteroids. Inspiring, witty, beautiful and brutally honest, The Cell War Notebooks is a compilation of the blog Julie kept during the last seven months of her life. It’s a powerful read for anyone, whether your life has been touched by cancer or not. Check out the paperback on Amazon and keep up with the latest news on Facebook. All proceeds from book sales go to Julie’s nine year-old daughter.

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