Laughing through cancer
Read along as Kathy blows up pumpkins, throws eggs, and uses her bald head to shame bad drivers.
Laugh with her as she finds interesting ways to thumb her nose at some of cancer’s indignities and
uses her unique observations to humorously challenge every twist and turn on this unpredictable
journey with breast cancer.
Book Sales to Benefit Cancer PatientsAll proceeds from book sales in October will benefit local breast cancer patients.
Kathy enjoys meeting her readers at various book signings. Whether it is a community library, book club, or social organization, she brings her sense of humor and Goofy pen with her to put that personal message of inspiration in every book. Large groups . . . small groups . . . inside or outside, she comes prepared and with a smile (and a bag full of snickers!).
As a breast cancer survivor, Kathy has made it her mission to encourage and support as many breast cancer patients, their friends and family members as she can. She is regularly called upon to share her journey and laughter at different events. Kathy also supports two local cancer support charities with her book sales and speaking fees.
Kathy is currently working on a light-hearted presentation for Oncology Nurses on “Identifying coping mechanisms to help cancer patients transition from treatment to survivorship.” She is also setting up Library Author visits and book signings for September and October, so contact her soon to for fall bookings.
The author behind the laughter
Laughing through treatment
Being diagnosed with cancer can be frightening, but it also gives you license to get away with a lot of things you wouldn’t do otherwise. Laugh With Kathy takes you on a journey through breast cancer and finding humor in the diagnosis, treatment and survival of the disease through one patient’s experience.
Thumbing her nose at cancer
Alternately laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, Kathy gives you glimpses of what it takes to beat breast cancer. Read along as she blows up pumpkins, throws eggs, and uses her bald head to shame bad drivers. Laugh with her as she finds interesting ways to thumb her nose at some of cancer’s indignities and uses her unique observations to humorously challenge every twist and turn on this unpredictable journey with breast cancer.
About the author
Kathy started writing in high school and hoped to become a journalist, until she discovered that sticking to the facts was boring. Kathy spent the majority of her life as a compulsive volunteer helping nonprofit organizations with membership and financial campaigns. But she always returned to writing. Kathy lives in Urbana, Iowa with her husband, Gene, and walking companion, Luci Dog. If she’s not working on her latest blog, you can find her reading, creating websites, traveling, or laughing with her friends.
are saying . . .
“I found myself laughing out loud . . . It is very well written, inspiring and extremely funny. You’ve done a fantastic job of chronicling your fight with cancer in a way that will uplift and entertain. I would absolutely suggest this book to anyone going through a life-threatening illness. ”
“Read it. Loved it! Your lighthearted humor is awesome! Purchasing another for a friend! ”
“You have enriched so many lives out there with your candor & honesty as you “told it like it is”, but with your own special twist. You definitely made me “Laugh with Kathy”! ”
Open, honest, funny
“I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and at this moment I am going through my first round of chemo as I write this. I love your blog! Thank you for being so open, honest, and funny. It really cheered me up.”
Laughed and cried
“Can’t tell you how much I laughed and cried while reading your book. I think my favorite line in the book was when your friend told you to tell the person signing you in that you were having surgery for a sex change operation. That is just so funny. When I get down about having cancer, I think of that.”
Sharing the journey
“I have laughed and cried with you during your journey just by reading your words.”
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