It’s been a whirlwind of activity these past few weeks!

Butterfly Ball

LBBC Butterfly Ball

Is this why this month is nicknamed (R)October?

Because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’ve attended numerous fundraising events to support it – (LBBC) Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Butterfly Ball; Women on Course’s golf outing at White Manor to benefit Unite for Her; PWR’s annual awards party to honor the work of HCF, Healing Consciousness Foundation; and of course my own event I sponsored last week, a happy hour for a cause, a Fabulous Shoe Night to benefit LBBC.

In between, there were a couple of events to further my book quest journey for “Changed by Chance…Champion by Choice”.

I attended a well regarded writer/agent/publisher workshop offered by Philadelphia Stories at Rosemont College. Met some great pros who were generous with their time and tips for us novice authors.

Philadelphia Stories Liz BarkerI was also invited to tape 2 radio shows to share with listeners my unique brush with breast cancer experience and why I’d like to publish my book. The first session was a short interview with John Roland on WNPV 1440 AM radio which you can hear by clicking here. The next is Susan Rocco’s “Women to Watch” one hour radio show. I was thrilled that Susan asked me to be her featured guest as a woman to watch. This airs on Monday, November 4 at 2pm on WWDB 860 AM, and all week online that week at under “Women to Watch.”

Radio Show with Susan Rocco

Radio Show with Susan Rocco

And, I was asked to write short essays for 3 online publications this month about my unique breast cancer story and the amazing fact that I am a 22 year survivor. My employer did a feature about me, University of Pennsylvania Medicine published a piece about me here and the blog “Good Enough Mom” is posting about me on Oct. 30th at

Whew! Now that most of the October events are over, I need to get busy sending out my book query letters to prospective agents so that I can get published. I am grateful each time friends, family and readers say “I can’t wait to read your story.” When am I going to be able to buy your book?” Hear that literary world people? Wish me luck.


PWR to Support HCF

PWR to Support HCF