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The Hot Chics Guide to Breast Cancer - Interview with Joie Gavigan

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The DreamWorker Live interviews Author Joie Gavigan. Joie learned how to become a “Hot Chick” ten years ago when diagnosed with breast cancer that required a subsequent bone-marrow transplant. In the middle of a divorce after more than twenty years with the same person, not knowing how many songs she had left, Joie went out dancing the day of diagnosis. She read all the “Hot Chick” books and magazines she could find, found fantastic doctors, bought a new wardrobe, upgraded her professional credentials, re-invented herself, and raised her son. Joie’s NYC oncologist called her “The most positive client he ever had.” People often ask her how she did it. “Become an imbiber, not a survivor” is her basic response. Joie has been empowering teachers, students and writers for the past twenty years in her roles as a Teacher Center Director and Literary Projects instructor. Joie has presented seminars at conferences from NYC to Beijing. She has been a conference key note speaker and has written grant proposals, articles, press releases and published newsletters, newspapers, literary journals and poetry collections. She is an educational consultant, a National Board Certified English Teacher and a member of the cadre of staff developers for New York State United Teachers. In her writing journeys, Joie has danced in Shanghai, Paris, New Orleans, Maui, Sardegna, Havannah and many other exotic places. Currently, she’s working on the Hot Chick series and a screenplay.