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About the author:
Janet Sheppard Kelleher, a breast cancer victor since 2000, is an award-winning creative nonfiction writer, columnist, and speaker. Enjoy her stories in multiple issues of Not Your Mother's Books, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Petigru Review, and more. Her "Havin' My Cotton-Pickin' Say" newspaper column has appeared in The Hampton County Guardian and The Jasper County Sun.
Jan has won numerous writing awards including the Carrie McCray Memorial Award for Nonfiction; the Southeastern Writers Association Award for Excellence in Inspirational Writing; the Southeastern Writers Microcosm Award; The Past Loves Day Contest; the Hal Bernard Memorial Award for Nonfiction, Southeastern Writers Association; and the Morton J. Rubin Limerick Award, Southeastern Writers Association.
Jan lives with her husband Irish in West Columbia, South Carolina. A mother and empty-nester of three children, she enjoys traveling, ancient ruins, archaeology, hunting, fishing, parasailing, ballooning, reading, Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and volunteering for causes. Jan received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Sweet Briar College, VA.
Keep up with Jan's latest news, contests, personal appearances, and new book releases on her Facebook page.
Big C, little ta-ta
Kicking Breast Cancer's Butt in 7 Humorous Stories
Janet Sheppard Kelleher
Big C, little ta-ta: Kicking Breast Cancer's Butt in 7 Humorous Stories
From leaky prosthetics and DIY tattoos to chemotherapy, wigs, boobs, and biopsies, Janet Sheppard Kelleher takes readers on a zany journey through her breast cancer experience. A victor since 2000, Jan finds the "funny" in the most unlikely places. Join her in kicking breast cancer's butt with humor and hope.
This gift book is the first in a series designed to give hope, inspiration, and optimism to others like Jan on their breast cancer journey. It's the perfect elixir for the newly diagnosed, the survivor, and the caregiver - a dose of sunshine. Big C, little ta-ta provides a bright spot during a time that is no laughing matter. What a gift - at the cost of a quality greeting card!
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Praise for Big C, little ta-ta:
"I've wanted an optimistic book like this to give my patients who are simply overwhelmed with the cancer diagnosis." - Kelly Jeffcoat, Breast Health Navigator, Lexington Medical Center
"Riotous humor is the signature calling card of author Janet Kelleher. In Big C, little ta-ta, Jan delivers heart-warming stories with tickling wit that will make you laugh aloud with delight. Through her unique blending of prose, she shows feminine fortitude and joyfulness in the face of a life-altering disease. She's a must-read author, one not to be missed!" - Linda Joyce, Author of Bayou Born and Bayou Bound
"In Big C, little ta-ta, Jan's stories of her battle with breast cancer are entertaining and thoughtful. Her turn-of-phrase and views on life remind me of the legendary Erma Bombeck's eclectic prose, with a twist of Southern charm thrown in. This is the perfect gift book for that special someone on your list." - Dahlynn McKowen, Not Your Mother's Book creator and Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author
"Janet Kelleher takes on a terrifying subject, cancer, and body slams it to the ground with rolling-on-floor-laughing humor. Kelleher's skillful writing and her ability to find comedy amidst fear and pain - she's a Big-C survivor - is the mark of an extraordinary talent ... and a quiet determination not be undone by a fearsome disease." - Buzz Bernard, Author of Supercell, Plague, and Eyewall
"Big C, little ta-ta reminded me of my time through this experience. It just touched my heart so, and it made my heart sing." - Flo Johnson, retired teacher, breast cancer survivor
- Publication Date:
- 1500532398 / 9781500532390
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs