Grace For The Journey – An After the Diagnosis Survival Guide

Grace For The Journey – An After the Diagnosis Survival Guide

By   Publisher  The Larry Czerwonka Company, LLC

ISBN  9780692291047


Published in   Health Mind Body, Medical Books, Religion Spirituality,


Sometimes, life can be unpredictable. We find ourselves on a journey that is not of our choosing. A journey, where we face mountains too high to climb and treacherous terrain that’s impossible to cross. And then, one day, we come to the realization, “this journey cannot be walked alone.” Our hearts open up. We surrender, but we don’t give up. We place our struggle into His hands.

This inspirational real life story chronicles the journey taken by the author from breast cancer diagnosis to breast cancer survivor. It did not take Deborah long to realize that she could not make this journey without help. Help which came from God. He extended grace to her as she faced the most painful experience in her lifetime. By utilizing the survival tips He shared with her, she was able to move from pain to victory.

Regardless of what journey you may be on, the Survival Tips found in this book will enable you to carry on. For you will find that God will provide, “Grace for the Journey.”

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Nothing happens in life unless God allows. Grace For The Journey is a reminder that whatever we face, He has given us the grace necessary to prevail.

Do you write full time or part time

Part Time

How do you structure your day when you write

I write at night when everyone else is sleeping.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

I write to share experiences that I believe will help others that are experiencing the same or similar life challenges.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

Right now I am working on two books. The first one is called Thirty Days of Grace and the second one is The Empty Place.

What inspired you to create this book

A breast cancer journey.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

So far I have written from personal experiences because that is what I have been led to write. The Empty Place will incorporate stories from others as well when complete.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I have grown tremendously.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Releasing it into the hands of publishers to read.

What was the most rewarding

Receiving 3 yes from publishing companies. And, the first book signing of course.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different

Just do it and not procrastinate or wrestle with fear of the unknowns.

How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

Having the first book published has increased my confidence which makes it easier to write.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I normally write....on paper to start. Then move to the computer once my thoughts begin to flow.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

I communicate with my readers on FACEBOOK mostly.

Do they influence your writing

No, not at this time.

Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing


Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

Yes, I have an editor. I trust them and appreciate the input. Therefore, I consider every suggestion.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing


Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing


How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

My publisher is a nontraditional publisher. It would be considered indie.

What are your thoughts on book series


How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

Never thought about that.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers


What advice would you give to your younger self today

Work hard and always do your best.

What is your favorite book or film

Favorite Film: A Beautiful MindFavorite Book: The Power of a Praying Wife

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

Yes, I do plan to do a book trailer.

What are you working on next

Thirty Days of Grace - 30 Day Inspirational Journal

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it


What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Write... and read how other successful authors made it.

About the Author


Deborah is the visionary of Pink Treasures Foundation and the author of the book Grace For The Journey, A Survival Guide After The Diagnosis. This book transparently shares Deborah's life story as she overcame overwhelming, life threatening circumstances to walk in victory. Grace For The Journey is a book of inspiration and empowerment. It is a must read for those experiencing an ordeal of any kind. A reader's review said that "Grace For The Journey is for anyone on a journey, those coming out of a journey, and for those on their way into a journey". It was in the midst of a personal breast cancer journey in 2012 that she was inspired to write and blog. Pink Treasures inspirational blog, "The Inspirational Gem" has encouraged more than 7,500 viewers around the world. It was through the entries in this blog that Grace For The Journey was inspired. The blog address is Pink Treasures Foundation partners with other organizations to provide support for mammograms, diagnostic screenings, and other means of support for cancer patients. She is a wife, mother of three children, and has three grandchildren. Deborah desires to live a life that exemplifies to others the importance of making purpose the priority. Deborah believes the scripture that says that all things work together for good for those who love God and shares it amazingly through the pages in this book. She also believes that regardless of the journey that you face God's grace will see you through. Her mantra is "Living Life on PURPOSE"!