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*blush*.....I am officially an author!!!!!!! *blush*

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KathiM
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With some help from a 'self-publishing' publishing house, my 'Bald Lady' book is now a reality!!!

 

WHEW!!!  Who would have thought?????

 

I just downloaded the Kindle verson....and am so excited!!!!

 

For those who do not know me...I'm one of the 'old folks'....double primary...breast and colorectal...

 

For those who DO remember me....*smile*....THANK you!!!....most of the stories in this book are about experiences I had during my active treatment, and times shared with all of you!!

 

BIG hugs, Kathi

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Well done "old timer Kiss" good for you and many many congrats........mags

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It was bumping around in my head for years....

 

Just finally got it out....*grin*

 

Hugs, Kathi

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    Well done mate . With what you have gone thru there should have been no shortage of subject material. Hugs Ron.

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Believe it or not, it's only 58 pages....but it's the title that says it all...

 

"It's hard to say 'No' to a bald lady!  Surviving cancer with a sense of humor"....so it's very light....

 

Hugs, Kathi

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!  :)

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Congrats, Kathi !!! What a great accomplishment. Good for you. To be able to do something like that helps cancer lose and you to take control. I bet the writing itself was an amazing and difficult experience. 

Between you and Craig, we are on our way to a library :-)

CM

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Yes, it seems that cancer inspires many to at least blog with others...

 

I just took the 'Irma Bombeck' approach of laughter...just like when I was in treatment....a DECADE ago...*grin*

 

Hugs, Kathi

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I have had to read it so many times to proof it, I could almost recite by heart....*grin*

 

Hugs, Kathi

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That is a wonderful accomplishment.  Congratulations.  Good to see your smiling post again as well.

Kim

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Yes, WHAT a year!!!  With Hans celebrating a full year with his new heart and doing VERY well.  And he wrote a book about a cousin in the resistence during WWII that will be presented in November in The Netherlands.  And my book....well....WHEW!  I have been absent from many places...

But now things can return to normal....well...almost...I had booked a celebration cruise to Tahiti for Hans' new heart...but after that...well, back to 2-country living....

Hugs, Kathi

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I'm relatively new to this board and I don't recognize you but congratulations! I've always thought this is fertile ground for a writer and this is not fiction, this is real life and death! Now who will play you in the movie? Hmmm lol Way to go!

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*grin*  But I said "At 58 pages, the intermission would be longer than the film!".....*grin*

Thank you for your kind words!

 

Hugs, Kathi

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That's quite an accomplishment.

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I'm new here, too, and don't know you (or most people on here) but I just wanted to say congratulations. That's making lemonade out of lemons, good for you. I found writing about my cancer journey to be very cathartic.

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We all seem to have one book in use, I was told...

 

So this is mine....*smile*...

 

Hugs, Kathi

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I finally took it to print because a Dutch friend of mine badgered me into it....(she wanted a copy for her sister, who is in active treatment...*smile*)

 

Hugs, Kathi

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That is so wonderful that your story is published.  Congratulations!!!

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I downloaded a copy for my Kindle app....still shaking my head that it's real...*grin*

 

Hugs, Kathi

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that is wonderful. What is your book about?  Can you share the title with us, like Craig's article?

Karin

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Small book, 58 pages....about my cancer experience with a lot of humor....and some tips and tricks...

I went through a self-publishing help company called Xlibris, so they control just about all of the sales/marketing side...

 

Thank you for your kind words!

 

Hugs, Kathi

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We are all very proud.  Such a great accomplishment!

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This book has been in my head for years...

 

It's a decade this year since my original diagnosis, so I figured it was about time to put it out there...all of my profit (should there be any) will be donated...

 

Hugs, Kathi

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Congrats to you!! That is simply awesome!! I am very impressed! 

Love to hear this sort of stuff here! 

You must feel so incredibly invigorated .. you go GIRL!  

 

(BTW ... I think of you often and it is nice to see you on the board ..!)

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I just got scolded by a dear friend for not keeping in touch with her on the phone....*grin* so don't feel alone about me being out of touch...*grin*

 

Life got in the way, but now there is another settle...well, after Tahiti....and The Netherlands...WHEW!!!

 

Thank you for your wonderful warm words!

 

Hugs, Kathi

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I've been and it's soooo beautiful! I recommend the 'juice' tasting on the island of Moorea, turns out the 'juice' is rum! Have a great time and forget all about stupid cancer for a while!

Bon Voyage,

Easyflip/Richard

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We are flying to Papeete and spending the first night in a hotel.  Then board our cruise ship and sail around the islands for 10 days.  Then finally another night in hotel in Papeete before flying back to the states...

 

Thank you for the 'juice' advice!!!

 

Hugs, Kathi

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