Trying To Be Positive

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Although I’ve been silent recently here on Elevated Risk, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing and thinking about what it means to live within the context of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. I’m excited to let you know that my first novel, Trying To Be Positive, is now available.

In Trying To Be Positive, Jill Allen’s comfortable suburban life turns upside down when she learns she might be BRCA positive. Faced with the risk of breast and ovarian cancer as well as unexpected marital challenges, Jill embarks on a journey of self-discovery that takes her from California to Paris and back again.

Jill’s story is not my story. This is definitely fiction, something my real husband especially likes me to emphasize given the bad behavior of Jill’s husband. And it’s not all about BRCA issues, though that certainly presents many of the major plot points. Ovarian cancer is often overshadowed in the BRCA world by the issues of breast cancer and mastectomies and I wanted to shine a light into that area too. And above all I wanted to write an entertaining piece of women’s fiction.

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Apologies for duplication, to those who also received an email about the book or have already heard about it on Facebook. Thanks to all for your support.


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