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#dearcancer: Things to help you through

When journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. Overwhelmed by the response, Victoria set up a Facebook page inviting people to share their own stories, talk openly about cancer and support one another.

The result is this collection of writing from cancer patients and their loved ones. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or relative has, everyone who has contributed to this ebook has been through the same journey, and hopes you will take strength from these 'things to help you through'.

From practical tips on managing your treatment and your everyday life with cancer, to advice on understanding and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that begins with diagnosis, this free resource is packed with hard-won wisdom and insight, at once useful and poignant.

This exclusive collection is published ahead of Victoria Derbyshire's book, Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

We All Dare to Dream: Stories of Heartache and Hope from Your Fertility Journeys

Since telling the story of her own fertility journey in Dare to Dream, Izzy Judd has been contacted by hundreds of women wanting to share their own experiences. Izzy's greatest wish is to get people talking about the issues surrounding fertility and for them to find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.

As Izzy herself says: 'Going through any kind of fertility-related struggle or the loss of a baby can be such a lonely and isolating time and I know it can really help to know that there are other couples out there sharing the same experiences and emotions as you are ... it is for this reason that I decided to put together a collection of your stories into this free ebook so that as many people as possible can share them and hopefully find comfort and support in reading about the experiences of others who are on their fertility journeys.'

Sea Beast (True Tales of the Supernatural Kind Book 3)

The forecast was gloomy, a stormy Sunday, the kind you should stay in bed for, read a book, cuddle and so on. The seas were riotous, and so I moderately objected to what seemed like a somewhat risky undertaking. But the intrepid skipper reckoned we had a stellar morning of shark breaching ahead of us. I took his word. We left for the open ocean at dusk, heading towards Shark Alley. Six humans on a tiny boat out to find the impressive Great White Shark. Darkness began to evaporate, but the sun was nowhere to be seen. Despite dense clouds, the increasing lightness brought on by daybreak revealed just how rough the ocean really was. Colossal waves assembled and then subsided before they could break. The sea took deep raging breaths followed by violent exhales. Halfway to Shark Alley, we threw out the decoy, hoping to entice the esteemed predator with the promise of fresh meat, all of us wishing we could get the damn shots and go back to shore. Nothing. Not even the tremendous ocean beings were up for the weather, either that or they knew it was a hoax. The skipper reckoned we should go in deeper to where the sea was even more belligerent. So we did...

The Accidental Author (The What, Why, Where, When, Who & How Book Promotion Series 1)

This is book 1 in a new series which looks at self-publishing for beginners and the skills needed for ongoing book marketing and promotion. This e-books series is based on the experiences of author Sarah Jane Butfield who writes travel memoirs, non-fiction books and romance short stories.

The Accidental Author introduces the author and this series of self-help e-books for new or aspiring self-published authors. The introduction starts with how and why Sarah Jane came to write and self-publish Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure. Find out how an aspiring author aims to be discovered while learning on the job how to write, publish and launch a new career in writing. Beta reader Shontae Brewster says, "A must read for any aspiring author or readers interested in the life of a self-published author. Sarah Jane's never give up approach to life and anything she turns her hand to is beyond admirable."

Book 2 The Amateur Authorpreneur is available now!

Fighting Back: A Short True Memoir Regarding Justice for the Victims of Wealthy Sexual Predators

In this 25-page nonfiction memoir, the author recalls violent acts committed against her person and the various responses of law-enforcement agencies to that violence. There are rape triggers herein, though no detailed descriptions of the acts. There is no salacious material offered within this publication.

Bible Women

Five remarkable womenLiving in biblical timesThis book contains five short stories about women who appear in the Bible or whose existence can be imagined. The stories start with the birth of Christ and continue until his death.

They are:The Innkeeper's Wife The Bride of Cana The Carpenter's Bench Working on the SabbathClaudiaNew Story added! Download a copy today.

Minor: Volume One (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell Book 1)

Minor: Volume One is the first installment of Meghan McDonnell's real life personal journals and spans her eighth year through age 17 and includes reflections on family, friendship, education, a stint at survival camp, and coming of age.

For 30 years, McDonnell has chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily experiences and observations of family, social and romantic relationships, and the interior life coalesce in a commentary on facing passion and fear, embracing the light and dark, and American life in the 21st century. Wide in scope and vivid in detail, her journals are her confessional love letter to the world. Join her on a fearless, vulnerable, sometimes painful and quixotic, but always honest journey, also known as the human experience. Readers who love Joan Didion or Cheryl Strayed will enjoy this author.

Miss World Manushi Chhillar

November 18, 2017 was a historic day for India. Manushi Chhillar, a 20-year old student of medicine hailing from Sonipat, Haryana, became the 6th Indian after Reita Faria, Aishwarya Rai, Diana Haydon, Yukta Mookhey and Priyanka Chopra to win the much-coveted Miss World title. She also ended the 17 years of titular drought in the process and held her nerves throughout the event to emerge as winner on the grand platform. The grand paegent contest was conducted at the Sanya City Arena in China, where Manushi edged out contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico to win the all-important title.

Manushi got a blockbuster welcome upon her return to India. Amidst roaring applauses, she got honoured the way an international champion of India would deserve. In the contest's final round, Manushi was asked about the profession that deserved the highest pay. Her response left everyone startled and mesmerized. According to her, only a mother deserves the highest level of respect and pay. A mother, after all, has created all the legends and leaders that the world has seen and continues to see. Awarding her the highest pay and respect is a sure bit our society could do to honour her invaluable contribution.

Dangal: A Review

Dangal is not just another Aamir Khan movie. More than that, it is a movie that carries a social message - it portrays a responsible father empowering his daughters to realize their dreams through sheer ability and learning. The setting of wrestling serves as a medium for them to realize their aspirations, while Aamir, who plays their father, too gets to realize his own dreams via those of his daughters, who make him proud.

Dangal is much more than a movie. It is a representation of the changing India, a country where women are respected and enjoy equal rights in practice and spirit. Blessed is the home and the family whose women are happy, because they naturally ensure happiness and prosperity for all members. Behind every successful man, is a woman after all. Dangal goes on showcase that with a father like Mahaveer Singh Phogat (superbly played by Aamir), there could be men behind their daughters' successes too.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

November 30, 2017 was a historic day for India in the sport of weightlifting. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the Women's 48 kg category at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships. The event was held at Ahaheim, California, US, and Mirabai set a new world record by lifting a weight of 194 kg in total. The break-up amounted to 85 kg in Snatch and 109 kg in Clean & Jerk. No doubt, it is a huge feat for herself as well as the whole nation. People from all over India joined in congratulating Chanu on her grand achievement.

Mirabai is 23 years old and hails from Manipur. Her silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is still fresh in the minds of many, and the sensational gold has added glitters to her growing bouquet of achievements, collected at such a young age. Mirabai considers the legendary Kunjarani Devi as her inspiration in weightlifting, and managed to better her idol's record with this gold, indeed making for a dream-come-true moment for herself and all those involved with the sport of weightlifting in India.