Monique Murphy on Her Book “A Healing Cancer Handbook”

From time to time in this space, Balboa Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. These are the words of Monique Murphy, author of “A Healing Cancer Handbook”.  Download the Balboa Press free publishing guide to receive more information on self-publishing your book with Balboa Press.

SKU-000951433They say everyone has a book in them and I am sure this is true.  In these trying times when one in three people is being diagnosed with cancer I think it is paramount that we are aware that there are options and choices outside of the mainstream that are effective and helping people all over the world.  Publishing this little book through Balboa Press was my way of offering hope to those living with cancer.

“In 2015 The 809 Foundation was created to help people with cancer and their families to access quality information about natural therapies including diet and nutritional advice, exercise and lifestyle changes and to subsidise the costs of high dose IVC.

With funds from the Walk for Hope campaign, gift packages or “Bundles of Hope” were put together to help support and inspire the most desperate cancer sufferers.

Without hesitation, Monique Murphy donated two of her books “Self Healing” and “A Healing Cancer Handbook”. Two beautifully crafted books that have been well received by all of the Bundle of Hope recipients.

10575378_465670910263817_3904602198644094614_oAs a cancer survivor and as someone who understands how difficult it is to concentrate while under the influence of chemotherapy I truly appreciate the simplistic nature and targeted reach of her two books. Although I am in my second year of remission I still follow many of the practices that are revealed within her books . The “Eat Right for your Blood Type” diet and meditation ideas will forever form the basis of my new life.
A “Bundle of Hope” recipient wrote… “It’s moments like that, being blessed by the thoughtfulness and generosity of people who care that lift me up”.

When you’re hit with cancer and struggling to see the light, Monique’s books help to lift the veil of darkness. Her books are a wonderful addition to our “Bundles of Hope” and have helped to broaden the choices for some of New Zealand’s most affected cancer sufferers.

Thank-you Monique, your contribution is sincerely appreciated.”

With kind regards and hope as always,

Anton Kuraia, Creator of The 809 Foundation

Self-publishing is quick and easy and I think that is the most appealing thing about it.  Finding someone else to publish your work can take years and many rejections which nobody enjoys!  Using Facebook to promote your book is also easy and painless.

Don’t wait for anyone else’s approval, just go for it!  The world is waiting to hear from you too!

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