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Bitch ice burned me (A few dos and don'ts for when you've been dissed)

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I started writing seriously 16 years ago while I was in chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and 18 months later, with my cancer in remission, I started doing volunteer work with a patient support organization associated with the large cancer center where I'd been diagnosed. Every year, they had a huge survivorship conference, which included a number of speakers and a robust book fair with a multi-author book signing reception. When my first two novels were published, I didn't expect to be included because neither was cancer related.

But my third book, Bald in the Land of Big Hair, was a memoir about how my cancer experience led to my becoming a writer. It was being published by Harper Collins and had stockpiled a host of glowing reviews--all the trades plus many major outlets from People and Entertainment Weekly to the NY Times and London Daily Mail. I was getting fan letters from Germany and South Africa. My speaking agent had booked me into survivorship events all …

Griz and Busty. Together at last. #artsy

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Gary with finished self portrait. #artsy

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Gary started this awesome self portrait last night. Can't wait to see it evolve! #artsy

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No name yet, but I love it. #artsy

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Gary's latest WIP. Sailboat expected later today. #artsy

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It's my daughter's birthday... so she sent me flowers. #momlife :)

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Charming brunch company. :)

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We're not as diligent as we should be about labeling the homemade wine, so all I know is... Well, it's red. And really really lovely.

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