Book Excerpt: Cancer Book Chapter One

Cancer Book is not the name of my next book. I don’t have a name for it yet. My hope was that a brilliant name would present itself by the time I got to the end. Well, I’ve gotten to the end, and so far: nada.

As you might’ve guessed by now, the book is all about one of my favorite topics: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I thought about calling it Peanut Butter and Jelly Book but that doesn’t grab the headlines the same way cancer does.

Okay, it is about cancer. It’s more or less the sequel to Diet Book in that I wrote it and it’s non-fiction and it’s (hopefully) an entertaining take on an unentertaining topic.

I decided to write it like a diary and in the present tense. This seemed like the right literary device since it helps the action unfold (if it can be called “action”). Status wise, the full structure is in place and I’d say a good sixty percent is in its final form. I need to flesh out the rest and we should be good to go.

At one point, I’d hoped to have this published in September. Well, that’s only a little more than a month away now, so I don’t think that’ll happen. October maybe? November? We’ll see.

In the meantime, here’s the first chapter. Rewind the clock to January 2012 and put yourself in my office chair where I’m writing a diary entry to myself. Yes. It’s just that exciting.

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3 Comments for “Book Excerpt: Cancer Book Chapter One”


I think I should start looking for tweed coats when Hannah and I go thrifting – you are going to need it! Love the excerpt – you are most definitely an author to me! 😀

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