New Book Tells How Cancer Greatly Affected One Woman’s Life

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Author Judyth Clarkson shares how she lost her husband to cancer, how she herself was diagnosed with cancer and how writing became a way for her to deal with her emotions

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Author Judyth Clarkson doesn’t remember when she first realized that she enjoyed writing. It wasn’t until graduate school when she became aware of how much she liked to write. In My Journey Down The Path Of Life, she reveals how writing became a way for her to deal with her thoughts and emotions when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

My Journey Down The Path Of Life tells the author’s true story of how cancer affected her life, love, and hopes for the future. When she learned she had breast cancer, the myriad of emotions overtook her thinking process and completely filled her mind. She realized she had to get rid of the heavy weight hanging over her head and get them out and down on paper. Clarkson started journaling and this led to poetry writing. In this book, she shares six years worth of excerpts from her “journal” along with “Poems and Other Things”.

As readers immerse in this autobiographical account, one of the messages that will resonate with them is that life is too unpredictable and short for “maybe later”. The author realized this, and thus, adopted a “just do it” attitude. Readers will be amazed at what she has accomplished over the past four years. Clarkson’s outlook on life changed and she believes she has become a better person for having had cancer. She encourages people to face life with enthusiasm and to always move forward one day at a time.

My Journey Down The Path Of Life will be featured at the 2012 New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit in Syracuse, N.Y. on October 28 -30, 2012.

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About the Author
Judyth Clarkson has been in the nursing profession most of her professional life. She and her husband, Jack, traveled and lived in many parts of the country, raised two wonderful children and had 28 great years together. While living in New Mexico, she lost her husband to cancer in 1989. The author continued her career working in nursing and then chose to retire after almost 40 years of continued education and experience. After moving to Illinois in 1999 to be closer to her family, she started a new career in retail customer service where she stayed for 12 years. In 2006, Clarkson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having been through the experience with her husband and now her own. She took to writing as a way to deal with all the thoughts and feelings. It was sometimes hard to understand just what was going on and she found it helpful to put her thoughts down on paper and share them with others. It started with journaling and then moved to writing poetry. This book is a compilation of the last six and a half years. The author continues to write poetry now for the sheer joy of it.    
My Journey Down The Path Of Life * by Judyth Clarkson
The Journey is the Road We Are Destined to Take. May The Light Shine Brightly On Our Path
Publication Date: August 10, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 107 pages; 978-1-4771-4132-8
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 107 pages; 978-1-4771-4133-5

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