It is my extreme honour to share that In-Between Days has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. The rest of the shortlist is made up of tremendous books, and I am hugely honoured that my book is among them.
Tremendous thanks to the jury and to the Canada Council for choosing support my book in this exceptional way. It's a massive personal honour, and I am still stunned, a few days out.
I also hope the raised profile of my book helps to increase awareness of metastatic breast cancer now, during a breast cancer awareness month that continues to be dominated by stories of early stage cancers. We're all aware of breast cancer. Awareness is largely sorted. Yet women like me are still dying. Now is the time to pour our energy into resourcing research and finding a treatment that will render our cancers truly chronic, or even (dare to dream!) curable, today.
In many ways, this book is my most potent legacy, especially if my cancer takes a turn. It fills my heart and lifts my soul to know that it will now reach far more people thanks to this remarkable honour.
My heart is full of gratitude.