Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
Kristin Bryant knew there was something wrong. She couldn’t shake the feeling that she needed to go to the doctor, so she wasn’t surprised when she received the diagnosis in February 2013: triple negative breast cancer. She was given many surgical options and chose a double mastectomy—though emotionally painful, it gave her the best chance of beating cancer. Following the surgery, Kristin endured eighteen weeks of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation, with Livestrong Foundation providing financial support for IVF treatments to preserve eggs for future children.
During her chemo treatments, Kristin was also working with her publisher, Sourced Media Books, to prepare for the launch of her new novel, “The Others” ($14.99, paperback), a YA Christian sci-fi novel about love’s ability to transcend all barriers. Though physically exhausted, Kristin felt fortunate to have the opportunity to focus on something positive while being subjected to the most physically painful experience of her young life. The book will release around the time her treatment ends—October 1—and that date is something Kristin is very much looking forward to.
While the novel itself is outstanding (early readers are calling it “powerful, exciting, and intoxicating,” and Barnes and Noble has placed a large order for the book), her faith is what is most inspiring to her friends, family, and fans. “Kristin took her diagnosis the same way she approaches anything in life—with courage, faith and determination,” stated her husband, Kurt. “Her drive mixed with her faith allowed her to grow and learn so much from her diagnosis where many others would have allowed it to beat them.”
Kristin is not yet cancer free, but her prognosis moving forward is positive—and so is she. “Trials can either break you or make you unbreakable,” she said. “It is all about how you choose to handle it. I wouldn’t trade what I’ve learned from this experience for anything.”
“The Others” is available in bookstores nationwide and online. To schedule an interview with Kristin about her book or experience fighting breast cancer, please contact her publicist, Kathy Osmond, at Kathy.osmond(at)sourcedmediabooks(dot)com or 801.899.5490.