Saturday, July 24, 2010


Healing With Words: A writer's cancer journeyHealing With Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey is a compassionate and wry self-help memoir written by an award-winning prolific author, nurse and poet, who at the age of forty-seven found her life shattered first by a DCIS (early breast cancer) diagnosis and five years later by another, seemingly unrelated and incurable multiple myeloma. This book includes the author’s experiences, reflections, poetry and journal entries, in addition to writing prompts for readers to express their own personal story.


Raab’s journals have provided a safe haven and platform to validate and express her feelings. Raab views journaling to be like a daily vitamin – in that it heals, detoxifies and is essential for optimal health.

Readers will learn to:

Understand the importance of early cancer detection and how to take control of their health

Discover the power of writing to release bottled-up emotions

Learn how the process of journaling can facilitate healing

See how a cancer diagnosis can be a riveting event which can renew and change a person in a unique way.

About the Author-
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with the written word. As an only child of working parents, I spent lots of time alone, which I filled with reading and writing in my journal. These hobbies set the platform for my life's passion as a poet, memoirist and essayist. I teach at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and frequently writes and lectures on the healing powers journaling and poetry.
My award-winning poetry, essays and memoirs have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. I have two poetry collections, Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You (Plain View Press, 2008, winner of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Award For Poetry, and My Muse Undresses Me (Pudding House, 2007) My memoir, Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal won the 2009 Mom's Choice Award for Adult Nonfiction and the 2008 Indie Excellence Award for Memoir.

For more information, please visit her website: and blog

1 comment:

  1. thank you for mentioning my book on your site! Surely it will help anyone who is going through a difficult time and would like to become inspired to journal -- whether they are facing cancer or not!

    Also, stop in and visit my blog,

    Have a nice day!
    Diana Raab


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