stop 5 - sharing the journey with Melanie Testa

(I'm a little late posting this...I crashed at 7pm last night exhausted and didn't get up til midday!)

Stop 5 on the Zentangle Untangled blog hop is the inspiring, amazing Melanie Testa.

Melly and I first started talking last year - first when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and then when my (4th) cancer returned.

You can read Melly's blog post HERE.

It's a beautiful post and a really great reflection of our shared experience. Melly and I both wrote our books (her far more than me) under extreme circumstances. She says:

Kass found out she had her 4th bout of cancer 6 weeks before her book deadline. 
And she traversed those waters with grace and gave us a fabulous text in spite of
and because of her experience.

I could say the same about Melly's book, Dreaming from the Journal Page. I don't often pre-order books but I had this on pre-order well in advance. I knew it would be beautiful and it is. It would have been without the added element of Melly's breast cancer but that brought something unique to it and, in my mind, made it all the more special. I blogged about it at the time which you can read here.


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