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!
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!”
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