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Author Amelia Frahm has survived both breast cancer and publishing and now that her childrenÂ?s book, Tickles TabithaÂ?s Cancer-tankerous Mommy has appeared on The Rosie O Donnell Show she can add the Anthrax virus to her list.

The Minnesota Author, Publisher and Cancer Survivor, is not a postal worker, politician, or employed by any of the network news organizations, yet she found herself a target of the Anthrax virus when a scheduled appearance on the Rosie O Donnell Show was cancelled due to Anthrax being found at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza where the show airs.

     Frahm’s appearance, part of a Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion could not be rescheduled but her children’s picture book Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy was apparently too important to be overlooked.

     Viewers all across the nation watched as Rosie O Donnell told audience members, “this is a great book.... It’s a great way to get your kids to talk about cancer.”

    Â“I was disappointed, I’d loved to of met Rosie and her staff in person but I realize I’m not what got their attention in the first place Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy did. Despite all that happened, the staff at Rosie made sure it got mentioned. I’m very happy they didn’t want to overlook such an important tool for families dealing with cancer,” said Frahm.

     Frahm believes her book captured the attention of the Rosie O Donnell Show because it dispels stereotypes and tells the honest, sometimes-moody truth about a family living with cancer and addresses the issues they face with humor and candor.    

     Each of O’ Donnell’s 200 audience members received an autograph copy of Frahm’s book with the inscription- Giggle till your face turns pink.

     A seven-year cancer survivor, Frahm wrote the book for her own family after her diagnosis of breast cancer. It took six years and the diagnosis of her best friend, Laura Karlman, with Leukemia before she decided to self-publish it.

     “Laura’s prognosis was not good and it forced me to reexamine my own life. I decided to quit fantasizing about what I wanted to accomplish and just do it. The only thing I knew about publishing is what I’d read in a book,” Frahm admits.

     Last October Frahm says she took a “leap of faith” and legally established the Nutcracker Publishing Company. That same month she flew to Houston, Texas to say goodbye to Karlman. Her friend died leaving behind two school-aged children.

     Exactly one year later The Nutcracker Publishing Company, which is dedicated to Karlman, announced its first title- Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy. Already the book has managed to capture the attention of a national television show.

     Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy is available at your bookstores through wholesalers- The Bookman and Baker & Taylor, on-line at Amazon Books or from the Nutcracker Publishing Company. Information about the book or Amelia Frahm can be obtained at 1-888-842-8484 or on-line at:

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