Nina-Ann McCurley announces the release of ‘I Am Still a Woman’

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Cancer survivor inspires readers in new memoir

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You have to battle it as you battle any other event trying to overpower you: with love.

In her new memoir “I Am Still a Woman: My Journey” (published by Balboa Press), cancer survivor Nina-Ann McCurley shares her inspirational story of losing her mother to cancer, surviving cancer (twice) and still living a fulfilling life with abundant love to share with her family and friends.

McCurley was born in a small Australian town, and she lived most of her life as an average woman. Her idyllic life took a major turn when, 12 years ago, her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. McCurley endured tremendous pain and loss as her mother’s life was taken by the disease. After her mother’s death, McCurley resigned herself to being a good mother to her sons and to living a successful and fulfilling life.

An excerpt from “I Am Still a Woman”:

I will tell you it’s lonely, sad, and empty, a pure sadness when she is gone. I guess I felt this pain. I looked at my three boys. If I were to die, how would they be without me? They have a great dad, but that is a very different role. A mum’s tender kisses, her full support, and her protection—that’s what I give to my children, just as she gave it to me.

A keen sailor and tennis player and the owner of her own marketing business, McCurley’s life with her sons was satisfying and rewarding. Then came her diagnosis. Learning that she was afflicted with the same disease that took her mother’s life, she surrounded herself with friends and family. With their love and support, McCurley took on the battle with a heart filled with the desire to live and watch her sons grow into men. She now shares her triumphant journey to help others facing the same terrible journey overcome the incredible obstacles ahead of them.

Life is too precious to let a disease win,” she says. “You have to battle it as you battle any other event trying to overpower you: with love.”

“I Am Still a Woman”
By Nina-Ann McCurley, with Jim Kilpatrick
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781452507903
E-Book | 86 pages | ISBN 9781452507910
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nina-Ann McCurley, of Wamberal, Australia, enjoys tennis and sailing, and she is the mother of three sons. She lost her mother to ovarian cancer and was then diagnosed with the same disease 12 years later.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 0800 0962774 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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