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I Am Not My Freaking Cancer

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Illness did not  become my identity.


Don’t Let Symptom Denial Threaten Your Life

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Symptom denial almost cost me my life. Be smarter than I was.


What Did My Dad Think and Feel in the Moments of His Death?

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: PROMOTED TO AN ESSENTIAL TOPIC 

The two types of death and, is death a sound?


The One Person Who Could Save My Life

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

A cancer diagnosis led me to find my estranged brother and become close again.


Despite No Sex, We Were Never So Married,

CONQUER MAGAZINE

My loving husband helped me survive and thrive through a cancer that was not considered curable.


From Despair to the Divine

COPING MAGAZINE

One day, all of us will die. Yet, how can we comprehend what that moment will be like? I cannot claim to know with certainty, but my experience gave me a vision into what might be the foyer of death—and it was wondrous.


Cancer Is a Wilderness That Gives Us a Choice: Panic or Trust

CURE MAGAZINE

In  2005, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Brutal chemotherapy  lasted nearly a year, during which I endured a psychotic drug reaction and a septicemia, that almost did me in. Still, I chose trust.


A Pseudo Medication Taper

CURE MAGAZINE

In the midst of my treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma, I had to suffer through the feeling of crawling out of my skin. And, it could have been easily prevented.


I Became an Eating Machine with a Loathsome Attitude 

CURE MAGAZINE

After a horrible experience with a “prescribed” drug taper, I decided to wean myself off prednisone.


An Against-the-Odds Story Can Be Yours

TEAM I HAD CANCER

I thought I had it all. I was happy in my marriage and at the top of my career—until I awoke one morning with Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma.


San Rafael Writer Details Search for Long-Lost Brother to Save Her Life

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

There was one person in the world who could save my life, but he hadn’t been seen or heard from in 30 years.


Blood Brother: A Memoir

ARGUS COURIER

In new memoir, long-lost brother returns to save sister’s life


Why Did I Get a Deadly Lymphoma?

PATIENT POWER

Cancer Reunites Two Siblings


Tangled Family Ties  

CANCER TODAY MAGAZINE

Susan Keller’s survival meant tracking down a brother who didn’t want to be found. She had to have his bone marrow to cure her cancer.


Paseo  

INTIMA: A JOURNAL OF NARRATIVE MEDICINE

I’ve seen beloved friends and family members suffer from clinical depression. I have also witnessed their healing and release from pain. Their journeys inspired me to write the poem,  Paseo.


We Can’t Do It All—Play to Your Strengths

NON-FICTION AUTHOR’S ASSOCIATION

This post is about you and your marketing efforts vis a vis what I learned on this fun and frantic trip towards publication of Blood Brother: A Memoir.


My Symptoms Glared in Neon

SURVIVOR’S REVIEW

Excerpts from Blood Brother: A Memoir

Survivor’s Review encourages the creative expression of cancer survivors. “Our goal at is to publish stories, essays, and poems that are powerful, poignant, and unflinchingly honest.”


Book Marketing Buzz

Book Marketing Blog Buzz Spot

Brian Feinblum interviews author Susan Keller on publication of Blood Brother: A Memoir.

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