Now featuring a book blitz for Smooth: Life Hacks to Get You Smoothly Through Chemo by Celia Bonaduce! Check out this non-fiction book to learn about Celia’s journey while surviving cancer, but also to learn tips and tricks that can help you or a loved one handle the side effects of cancer better! Also be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway where you have the chance to win an Amazon gift card!
~ About the Book ~
When cancer got in the way of Celia traveling for her day job as a field producer on the hit HGTV show, House Hunters, she did not let it stop her creativity. While the road to her first nonfiction book was anything but SMOOTH, it was a path that Celia felt compelled to explore. This collection of life hacks comes from Celia’s own experiences living through chemo.
~ About the Author ~
Celia Bonaduce is an award-winning author, podcast writer and tv producer. Before becoming a full time novelist, Celia spent fifteen years as a producer-director in lifestyle programming. Her shows include ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVER – HOME EDITION and HGTV’s House Hunters.
As a novelist with Kensington Publishing, Celia has written three trilogies: The Venice Beach Romances, The Welcome To Fat Chance, Texas Trilogy and The Tiny House series. The Tiny House series won top honors with a Grand Finalist nod from 2018’s New Apple Official Selection, first place in 2019 Book Excellence Awards, and 2020 Gold from both The National Federation of Press Women and the Elite Choice Awards.
Celia is also the co-author of A Texas Kind of Christmas, released by Kensington in 2019. A Texas Kind of Christmas was a 2019-2020 Amazon Number 1 best seller in Historical Romance and also took gold from The National Federation of Press Women.
Cancer got in the way of traveling for House Hunters in 2018-2019, but did not stop Celia’s creativity. While the road to her first non-fiction book was anything but SMOOTH, it was a path she felt compelled to explore.
One test had led to the next and then the next. I’d had two mammograms, an ultrasound, and a biopsy. So when the call came, I was ready.
“Hi, Celia…” my doctor said, her voice trailing off. “It’s cancer.”
“Yeah,” I said, picturing my life as a novelist and a TV producer grinding to an immediate halt. “My village would have to be missing its idiot for me to not have suspected this.”
So then I did the breast cancer thing—lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. I learned a lot about breast cancer (for example, that mine was Stage 1-B triple-negative breast cancer). But here’s a secret: while there are lots of books out there about women’s personal stories during their breast cancer journeys, when you’re going through it, you don’t give a rat’s ass about anyone else’s story. You just want to know how to get through it yourself.
This isn’t a personal retrospective, nor is it a medical journal. But I do have some recommendations I’d like to pass along—just some ideas that might make your life easier during this most stressful of times. All the products mentioned are my personal favorites from my own chemo adventure. No company has endorsed, sponsored, or bribed me. The photographs of the products are beautiful and professional looking because my beautiful and professional friend Justine shot them.
As you start your journey, you will wonder where you will get the mental as well as physical strength to voluntarily show up for chemo month after month. But you will find that strength or that strength will find you. I hope these tips will make your trip easier.
Because it’s all about you.
As it should be.