An emotional, honest, warm and humorous account of one woman’s battle with breast cancer – and how her experiences can inspire all those whose lives are touched by cancer.
Fighting Cancer, Living Life
Award winning writer Jackie Buxton began her successful blog to write about life as a mother, wife and author…but it soon had a much more serious purpose. In 2013 Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the blog became not only a place to share her experiences as she battled the disease, but an inspirational forum for cancer suffers and their families to find advice, support and hope. In collaboration with two leading cancer charities Jackie is now sharing her experiences with others in the hope of providing positive and practical advice and support for all those dealing or facing the trauma of cancer.
- All proceeds from the sale of Tea and Chemo will go to two incredibly important charities, whose compassionate care and professionalism make the difference to so many lives – The Haven, and the Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre
- PR support from both charities and a series of events both locally (Yorkshire) and nationally
- Jackie Buxton an esteemed writer and a judge on the BBC 500 Words writing competition
- Based on Jackie’s multi-award winning blog Agenthood and Submissionville
- Full PR campaign planned, with slot already secured for Woman’s Hour and coverage in the Daily Mail.
Jackie Buxton is a freelance writer, editor and teacher of creative writing. She is currently working on her second novel whilst pruning her first, Glass Houses, for publication in 2016. First chapters of both have won or been placed in The Oxford Editors’ and Writers’ Billboard competitions. Jackie’s short stories feature in three anthologies, on-line and in Chase Magazine, for which she also writes a bi-monthly double page spread of book reviews.
Jackie’s blog, Agenthood and Submissionville, evolved from a wry look at the world of novel submission for publication, into a pot pourri of stories of the strange things which happen while she’s trying to write or bring up her children. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in December 2013, Jackie decided to blog about her experience of living with cancer and its nine months of treatments. The result is a candid, often humorous, insight into a time she nicknames, Not All Bad. Motivated by reader enthusiasm to publish a book based on her blog, tea & Chemo : Fighting Cancer, Living Life is a patchwork of positivity and resource for those living with cancer, as well as for their family and friends.
Jackie lives in Yorkshire with her long-suffering husband and teenage children – much more fun than they sound – and when not writing, can often be found cycling, running, dreaming or tripping up through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
PUB DATE: 1st November 2015
PUBLISHER: Urbane Publications
EXTENT: 240 Pages
DIMENSIONS: B format paperback
CATEGORY: Memoir, Self Help