Kathleen Statham, the epitome of a struggling theater actress and dance artist during her young adulthood, became sensible and mainstream at around 40. She returned to college, emerged as a social worker with a master's degree, and conducted her clinical practice--or trench work--in a mental hospital and a maximum security men's prison.
Married to an aerospace engineer and now retired, Kathleen devotes her free time to writing and publishing mainly nonfiction works. Her two e-books are a memoir, BECOMING WARRIOR WOMAN: My Journey Through Three Cancers, and a collection of previously published essays entitled HOWLING AT THE MOON: The Best of the Back Bay Barker. She also paints, does African drumming and cruises on her motorcycle alongside her husband every chance she gets.
A mastectomy for breast cancer shatters a social worker's complacency. Diagnoses for cervical and stomach cancer follow. Will she accept or fight her "certain" death as predicted by medical experts? A somber, frank and humorous account of the author's cancer journey while living in California, Russia and Texas, this memoir also gives critical advice to all the relevant players in the cancer drama.