About the Author

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Kathy Lariviere chronicles her journey through breast cancer with humor and candor that will have you laughing out loud as you read through her determination to survive cancer.

Kathy started writing in high school and hoped to become a journalist, until she discovered that sticking to the facts was boring. She also majored in accounting for only one semester for the same reason.  Kathy spent the majority of her life as a compulsive volunteer helping nonprofit organizations with membership and financial campaigns. She opened a website design and promotion business using the skills she developed while volunteering. But she always returned to writing.

Though she considers herself a Texan at heart, she now lives in Iowa with her husband, Gene, and walking companion, Luci Dog. Her three grown children are “off the family payroll” and successful in their communities. If she’s not working on her latest blog, you can find her reading, creating websites, traveling, or laughing with her friends.

Kathy is now available to speak to survivor groups, church groups, community groups, libraries and other venues.  You may contact her below for more information.

You may contact Kathy by email or by mail:
Kathy Lariviere
PO Box 93
Urbana, IA 52345

Interview on Talk Radio Never Give Up Hope

You can listen to my talk radio interview with Carol Graham on her website at: Never Give Up Hope

Or you may listen to or download the podcast on ITunes at: ITunes

Or on Stitcher at: Stitcher

i beat cancer

Benefits of Having Breast Cancer

  • I have an excuse to buy new lingerie.
  • All the cute bras are in smaller sizes.
  • I won't have to pay for highlights this fall.
  • I finally get to build a pink website.
  • For the rest of my life, I get to blame forgetfulness on "chemo brain."
  • I can eat real food and not just the fat free stuff!
  • I hear they like to use belly fat for reconstructions, so the sky is the limit!.
  • I get to relocate my bustline (it has been moving south for several years).
  • I'm bound to lose weight, even it if is only a pound or two.
  • I won't have to shave my legs for several months.
  • This will reduce how long it takes me to get ready in the morning.
  • I can have any hair style and color I want.
  • I wont have to pluck my eyebrows or wax my lip.
  • I won't have to buy expensive hair products.