Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Announcement

One thing about the cancer
community, that no one likes,
is it's growing.

On another note, it's a good
thing. Especially when you
hear from others who have
been there done that.

This morning after doing
a little picture editing, I
jumped on facebook to see
what was up.

I noticed a fellow blogger
friend had posted a new
blog entry. When I got to the
bottom of the post he had book news
listed, still not thinking one thing
about my book.

I read through Sheryl Crow,
who is a cancer survivor,
has a new cookbook and then
their was my book! Awesome...

And great job Sheryl, I had no
clue she was doing a cookbook!
If-It-Makes-You-Healthy
written with Chef Chuck White–
is filled with over 125 seasonal,
locally grown and delicious recipes
as well as notes from Sheryl's life on the road,
home, and stories of her childhood
& path to stardom.

Thanks Dennis!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I refuse too! Do you!?

Today is a mile marker for me.
A day I will never forget,
11 years ago was my liver surgery!

I am now a 11 year cancer survivor!

I could push all this under the rug,
but it would take
away from who I really am!

And what I really have been called to do!

So, I refuse...



No matter what road you are on,
there is always hope!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

See Inside Daddy's Briefcase

You can now see limited
number of pages inside
Daddy's Briefcase: My journey through LIVER CANCER .

For those of you who already
received and read your copy
of Daddy's Briefcase can
still help me out by leaving a
customer review.

By doing this,
you can receive a
free bookmark. Message
me at ashleysartcloset@yahoo.com.

The customer review
is located on the Amazon page,
towards the bottom.

If you don't feel compelled to leave
a review, you can still help out!

Click the like button
at the top of the Amazon page
and/or click a tag you feel is
related to the book.

The like button is located towards
the top of the Amazon page. The
tags are towards the bottom. Check
the boxes next to the tags
you consider relevant or
enter your own tags.

Bookmarks will only be mailed
for customer reviews, I don't
have a way to verify who
clicked like or checked tags.

Either way, thank you so much
for your support!

I know many have asked,
but as of right now
the only way to purchase
a copy of Daddy's Briefcase
is at Amazon.com or
from me personally.

But with your help,
your reviews, I will have
a platform to stand on
when it comes getting them
in at least local stores!

  Bookmark





















A portion of the proceeds
from the sale of Daddy's Briefcase
will be donated each year
to a Cancer Foundation
of the authors choice.


Monday, April 4, 2011

I smile, you cry...

One of the hardest
things for me throughout
the writing of Daddy's Briefcase
was how to end the book.

The first twenty chapters,
after long intense all night writing,
came almost like a piece of cake.
My photographic memory just laid
everything out so easy for me.

It was the ending that held me so close to
how I thought others should/would see
my story, take it, be touched by it.

After a further intense thought process,
it came to me. Me sharing my story
was just that, me sharing my story.
It's not my job to determine how others
will be touched by it. What was up to me,
was to fully share my story to the best
of my ability.

And God will do the rest!

It was like taking a paper cutter
and cutting the back end of the book
off!

The Friday after the big announcement
Daddy's Briefcase was now available,
I got a text from my best friend...

that read,

"Got my book in the mail
today!!! Now I have tears
running down my face!! So much
for my makeup job!!! LOL"

Just days before, I already
warned her that the actual book
was so much different than the
loose leaf pages she read months/years
before print.

Getting her text was just one of the
many messages I have already received.
It has been so humbling to watch
and hear how Daddy's Briefcase
has already touched so many people.

I know God promises to use our suffering,
if we let Him, for our good and His glory.

Dear friends, do not be surprised
at the painful trial you are suffering,
as though something strange were happening to you.
But rejoice that you participate in Christ's sufferings,
so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12, 13 NIV

Keeping in mind, she wasn't crying
because of reading it. She was simply
crying because of all I have been through
and I am able to tell about it!

That's kinda how my life goes,
I smile, you cry...

If you already read Daddy's Briefcase,
please leave a review over at Amazon.com.
under the customer review. If you haven't read
it you can still help. Just simply click the
like button at the top of page or one of the tags
at the bottom of the page-all at Amazon.com.