Sonoma County Author Joelle Burnette will be talking about and signing her books, “Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggs” and "Freedom Doesn't Just Come Along with a Tree," at the Petaluma Library starting at 2 p.m.
In "Cancer Time Bomb," Joelle tells what it was like to have prophylactic surgeries after testing positive for the BRCA (BReast CAncer) genetic mutation.
Balancing a serious subject with sarcasm and humor, she chronicled her 3-year odyssey as she justified slicing away healthy parts of her body (ovaries and breasts) that had high odds of producing cancer. All the while, her sister was facing her second breast cancer while her father’s health deteriorated. Caring for everyone was Joelle’s mother who played the strongest supportive role.
"Freedom Doesn't Just Come Along with a Tree" is a new paperback Hanukkah story that promotes tolerance and diversity. This story is about a young boy who is the only Jewish child in a classroom adorned with holiday decorations focused on Christmas.
Through his youthful innocence, he inadvertently teaches his classmates about diversity, how it feels to be singled out, and what it means to have your rights taken away. The boy's classmates learn there are more religions than their own, as well as a diversity of holiday celebrations; each deserving of respect.
Author website: http://www.JoelleBurnette.com/
Please, "like" my book pages: http://www.facebook.com/CancerTimeBomb andhttp://www.facebook.com/TheHanukkahBook
Book trailer: http://bit.ly/IEF4VR
Books selling on Amazon and local stores.