Janice Post-White is a cancer nurse, researcher, writer, and mother of a childhood cancer survivor. Her memoir, Standing at Water’s Edge (Nov 2021), explores her personal and professional insights on survivorship, resilience, and healing. Her essays are published or forthcoming in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, under the gum tree, Huffington Post, and in a web anthology by Wising Up Press. Visit her at janicepostwhite.com.
Standing at Water's Edge: A Cancer Nurse, Her Four-Year-Old Son and the Shifting Tides of Leukemia
Book Description: (ISBN: 978-1476687100)
Janice Post-White was an oncology nurse who thought she knew what life with cancer was about—until her four-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. While he drew pictures to process his emotions, she buried her feelings and threw herself into managing a dual role as a medical professional and mother. Her memoir shares her son’s perspective as a young cancer patient and teen survivor and explores her own personal and professional insights on survivorship, resilience, healing and what facing death can teach us about living.
Awards and Recognition
- Standing at Water’s Edge received Honorable Mention for the 2022 Eric Hoffer Awards in Health and New Horizons (debut author) and was a Finalist in the Health, Cancer category, of the 2021 International Book Awards. It also received starred reviews from Kirkus, Readers’ Favorite, Reedsy, and US Review of Books.