Joelle Burnette


Joelle Burnette has been a writer for a New York Times daily newspaper in Northern California after having written for other newspapers. Prior to having received her master’s in journalism/communications from Stanford University, her writing experience extends to her work in television news in San Francisco, congressional offices on Capitol Hill and California, and media relations on presidential and other regional political campaigns.

When she isn’t writing, Burnette enjoys camping, traveling, photography, painting, swimming and spending time with her family.

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Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,600. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family health
After finding out she tested positive for the BRCA genetic mutation, Cancer Time Bomb is Joelle Burnette’s non-fiction narrative about her prophylactic journey to becoming a “previvor” and free from breast and ovarian cancers. This powerful story follows Joelle’s 3-year odyssey revealed in raw honesty as she justifies slicing away healthy parts of her body that have high odds of producing cancer.

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