Susan McBride: Author of the Cougar Club and young adult, women's fiction and mystery novels


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To me, writing is akin to breathing. It's a huge part of who I am, and, in many ways, it defines me. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2006, I feel like being a survivor defines me as well. My story is getting more common everyday: an otherwise healthy woman going about her busy life, only to be stopped in her tracks when she's told, "You have cancer." I was 42 when my doctor called to give me that news, and I wasn't prepared. (Can you ever be prepared for that?) I often speak on the subject to women's groups and at breast cancer fundraisers. A few years back, I wrote a piece for a Chicago area news supplement, Suburban Woman, which pretty well details my journey. Here's how it goes...

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