October 11, 2015

#Cancer Awareness: It Affects All @AuthorTinaGayle CEO's Widow #RLFblog

CEO's Widow 
From Kayelle Allen: This week on Romance Lives Forever I'm sharing stories by authors who have faced cancer either in themselves, or a family member. The importance of friends and family, and having a support system is vital. One key to success is being able to ask for help -- and then being willing to accept it. It's a lesson I've had in my own life during various times. I don't accept help well. It's something I fight with all the time. I'd like to think "I've got this" but sometimes I don't have as good a grip as I thought I did. I have a friend who's dealing with cancer right now. A friend's brother died from cancer last year. Cancer affects all of us. I hope I'm even half as good a friend as those you'll read about in this series.
I'm presenting these posts as an opportunity for the authors to share their real life stories, as well as their fictional ones. There's a short list of ways you can show your support at the end of each post.

Breast Cancer: How It Affects Us All by Tina Gayle

Even if you have never had the disease, you probably know someone who has had it or who has lost a loved one to it. My aunt had it and died back in the early seventies. I remember because my father would not say anything other than she died of cancer. The sad thing was he didn't even learn she was sick until he heard of her death.
Back then if you had cancer of any kind, people avoided you as if you had some type of plague for fear of catching it.
Through the years, I've had other family members who've faced breast cancer and have survived. My mother was told that they found a lump and underwent surgery. Lucky for all of us, it was not cancer.
By sharing my own history, I hope you can see that no matter whether we personally have the disease or not, it affects our lives and the people we care for. Each person goes through a lot of emotion when fighting cancer. That's why I decided to use the pain of dealing with the disease in the last book in my Executive Wives' Club series, CEO's Widow.
Marianne Clark is the matriarch of group. She has watched as each woman recovers from the loss of her husband in the fatal crash that killed all of their husbands. She's supported them and considers each of them a member of her family.

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About the Author

Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the world of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy of being a woman into her books.
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and play golf.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website. www.tinagayle.net

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  1. Tina, pleased to have you back, and especially for this unique event. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Thank you Kayelle for hosting me and my book. This is a great event.


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