Keeping It Real: Reviews and News

Keeping It Real

If you haven’t had the chance to read my book, ‘Keeping It Real’ yet, and you are interested, I wanted to share a few reviews with you today (plus some exciting news at the end of this post). This book is so near and dear to my heart and I hope that it brings a bit of hope to each of you. I have been so blessed by each person who has written a review about my book, I cannot say ‘thank you’ enough!

Keeping It Real
Through the sharing of the sequence and details of the diagnosis, treatment, and turmoil that impacted over a year and a half of her life, Laura communicates unwavering faith, perseverance, gratitude, and victory in “Keeping It Real.” She reminds her readers of the impact of the significant struggle on the patient, the caregivers, and those on the fringe of this challenge. Her words are personal and real, and her humanity is shared through the questions, emotions, and physical impact of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, all while life continued in the world of work and family. This book will encourage those most closely touch by cancer, as a reminder to continue to focus on the future, even if it’s only one day at a time.
Julie Ward
I have known Laura personally for 25+ years and am ashamed to say I didn’t even know she had breast cancer until after she had walked down this road. Laura has always been an encourager and has a strong faith in God. It is clear that this journey has not diminished, but strengthened her faith. I love her positive attitude. And it’s true, she is always smiling. I have known, and know friends and family who have made this journey, but I’ve not completely known the “behind the scenes” pain and challenges. Thank you, Laura, for your friendship and for sharing your family’s journey.

In the midst of her hard fought battle, her faith was tested, but she came out the other side with a refined sense of her role in God’s world. It was during this fight that Laura also assumed the leadership role of principal of one of the largest elementary schools in her district. She began to write and share her joys and sorrows while always standing on the Word. We can all learn and benefit from the experiences of this woman of faith; teacher of all children; leader in public education; a loving mother, wife, and now Grandma!”

Debra Edmiston
Senior Director of Elementary Education, Retired

Laura Starner’s story about her journey through breast cancer struck me on all emotional levels. Not only is she an accurate and prolific note keeper, but she also put her experience into words so that I was able to understand even the technical terms.

In the process, I learned to understand my own body a little more. When I picked up the book and started reading, I could not put it down. I had to know what happened next and sometimes I just let tears roll down my cheeks.

This story is a must read not only for someone who is diagnosed with cancer, but for every woman and man. It could change your life as it has mine!”

Diana Hill Myrick
Retired, Senior Director
Polk County Elementary Schools

Laura’s journey is a remarkable one. I am so thrilled that she has chosen to draw upon her collective experiences as a wife, mom, educator, cancer survivor and woman of faith to share her story of hope as a way to support, educate and inspire others. She certainly has touched my life in this way and for that, I am grateful. Thank you, Laura. I am honored to call you my friend.”
Dr. Katy Cortelyou, Education Consultant

And now, for the exciting news! My book will soon be available in paperback! I will be sharing more details soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know.

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