The Story Behind Chemo on the Rocks by Rebecca L. Durkin

There were many factors that influenced my decision to write Chemo on the Rocks, and the story evolved over time. I didn’t begin writing it until the year 2000, fifteen years after my original diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer. In 1985 I was a new 24-year-old bride just setting up my humble home in Ketchikan, Alaska.…

The Story Behind Not Without My Father by Andra Watkins

Inspiration. It incites us to take risks. To follow our dreams. To try unreachable things. What did you do the last time you were inspired? Think about it. I’ll wait. See? Inspiration drives us to embrace our crazy. And no one is crazier than I am. I decided to undertake a 444-mile endurance walk on…