I have another happy announcement to make. The Cancer Olympics has acquired another award! It was a Readers’ Favorite 2015 Award Finalist in the Grief/Hardship category. I did not make the medals in this contest, but I console myself with the calibre of the competition. The Gold Medal winner in the Health category is a lifetime journalist who was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. So I am reasonably chuffed by my outcome. Readers’ Favorite reviewed the book as having “flawless prose” and “deft narration” and describing it as “a must-read for everyone,” so I am content.
My father died last week. He was 90 years of age. I remain raw, wistful, and drained. Grief is so exhausting. But among my feelings of thanks today is gratitude for my Dad himself. I dedicated The Cancer Olympics to him and to my late mother. Poor Dad was never able to read my book, but I know his younger self would have been so proud of what we accomplished – better and safer cancer care.
And now for that Scotch…
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