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“Getting Past the Fear” – An Update & Thank You!

In addition to being the author of Getting Past the Fear, I am also in charge of sales, marketing, publicity and whatever else needs to be done when promoting one’s book. And now it’s time for an update and to say some thank yous as well.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I am not a highly organized person, so I thought it would helpful for me and perhaps for others as well, to put together a post where I can direct people to go when they ask about reviews or buying a copy of Getting Past the Fear. 

I want to say a special thank you to all who have so generously written reviews here and there. I am putting the links to review posts together below. Also, a big thank you to all who have written reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Cure Diva, Someone With and where ever else one can do this kind of thing. Thank you! Thank you!

So, here are the links to some very much appreciated reviews via some special blogging friends. I am grateful for each one of them. If I forgot someone’s, I apologize. Let me know and I will quickly add yours. If anyone should write one in the future, I will add it to the list as well. And of course these aren’t in any order because as I mentioned, I’m not that organized.

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Woman in the Hat

Not Just About Cancer

My Left Breast

Calling the Shots


Sunspirit Wellness Services

Again, thank you to Elizabeth, Nicki, Ann Marie, Stacey, Tory, Sara, Helen, Lisa, Claudia, Alene, Debbie, Niki, Kate and Eileen for writing reviews on Amazon.

Finally, thank you to Niki Barr, Beth Gainer, Donna (preferred to keep her last name anonymous) and David Tabatsky for writing such terrific testimonials to be included in my book.

Just a friendly reminder that Getting Past the Fear is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and of course, you can still order a copy directly from me as well.

I am very proud of the fact that Getting Past the Fear is now also featured on, Cure Diva and Someone With. The support of such reputable sites means a lot to me.

My goal with this guide has always been to help others who are facing chemo for the first time do so feeling a little more prepared and a little less fearful.

Thanks for helping me do that!

Now it’s time for me to get going on finishing up my other book. And then I have plans for another…

I’ll keep you posted.

Do you have a suggestion for helping me get copies of Getting Past the Fear into cancer centers everywhere?

What was/is your favorite cancer resource book?






Claudia Schmidt

Thursday 28th of August 2014

Hi Nancy - Thank you for writing the book, which is such a great resource for anyone going through this frightening experience. Best, Claudia


Thursday 28th of August 2014

Claudia, Thank you. And thanks again for your review post on your blog and also for reviewing my book on Amazon and Good Reads.

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Thanks for the update. Little by little, it's happening, and as it should when someone writes a book that can benefit so many.


Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Eileen, Little by little... it's hard to be patient and sometimes it's hard to persevere too. Thanks for your support. And good luck with your upcoming writing ventures! Can't wait.

Beth L. Gainer

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Thank you so much, Nancy, for the acknowledgements. That means so much to all of us. We believe in your book, which is such an important resource. Chemotherapy, as we know, is a scary thing, and your book really helps prepare patients for it.

In terms of getting the book into cancer centers throughout the country and beyond, I'd recommend contacting the PR department of each hospital. They have a lot of influence, at least mine did when I was promoting my essay in Voices of Breast Cancer.

Now in terms of the next book you are writing (and then another), all I have to say is ooooh I can't wait for these books to come out!! And of course I'm curious, but I know you will tell us when you are ready.


Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Beth, Thank you for all your ongoing support, for the tip, for your encouragement on my next books and mostly, for you friendship.


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

Congrats on everything!


Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Lindsay, Thank you!

Alene Nitzky

Tuesday 26th of August 2014

Nancy, Thank YOU for the work you're doing, and for your efforts in writing and promoting this wonderful book. Continue to ask people to help you promote it, tweet, retweet, post and repost on social media, and ask your supporters to do the same in their networks. Just remind us every so often, because we all get busy and forget, but speaking for myself, I don't mind a reminder every so often to keep the word going!


Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Alene, I will try to, but I don't wish to become annoying. That's a fine line sometimes. Thanks for all your support and for buying a bunch of copies to hand out to your contacts. I appreciate it.

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