Welcome to my website. The purpose of my site is to give you an update on what I'm writing.
I just finished writing the full chronicle of my adventures with breast cancer. It is a candid look at everything that happens once the diagnosis has been made through the next year. Are Ya Kidding Me? An Adventure with DCIS is now available for the Amazon Kindle. My eBook can also be read on iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, etc. with these free reading apps.
Do you ever read The Hub? It is a local online newspaper that goes to print once a week in the Denver Post. I've posted 2 articles: "HR authors take NY by storm" and "A funny thing happened on the road to recovery". The editor liked my stories, and even quoted me in the editorial section.
An article that I've titled "Are ya kidding me?" is published in The Voices of Breast Cancer anthology. The launch date is October 16, 2007. For more information, visit The Healing Project. This organization is putting together the anthology. My essay tells what it's like to be diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) and the lessons I learned while going through treatment. After the initial shock, I had a choice to make: I could either feel sorry for my myself or I could tackle the disease head-on. You can find out which path I selected by reading the article, which I must say is laugh-out-loud funny.
My first article, "I Now Understand", was published in The Voices of Lung Cancer anthology, in May of 2007. In this story, I explore my confusion with my mother-in-law's behavior after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. It took a few years and my own bout with cancer before I began to understand that she wanted what all cancer patients want. You can find out what she was seeking by reading the article.
Thanks for reading!
Barbara Terrell has been developing and presenting corporate presentations worldwide since 1987. A recent bout with DCIS breast cancer gave Mrs. Terrell the impetus to start writing non-fiction. Her goal is to help others realize that they can make it through challenging times with humor.
Mrs. Terrell lives in a suburb of Denver with Eric, her computer guru husband, and Greta, a neurotic German Shepard. She is currently chronicling her absurd experiences as a cancer patient and is writing a mystery novel set in Colorado. The Terrells enjoy traveling and exploring southwestern Ancestral Puebloan ruins. Mrs. Terrell can be contacted at www.bjterrell.com.Contact Barbara Terrell