Deborah Douglas is the author of two regional titles:
the award-winning book, Gone for the Day: Family Fun in Central Texas,
and Stirring Prose: Cooking with Texas Authors,
which was cited in DLB Yearbook 1998 in "The Year in Texas Literature"
and endorsed by First Lady Laura Bush. Dr. Douglas was diagnosed with breast cancer
in 2001 and retired a year later to write full-time, calling herself a "word practitioner".
She recently moved to a ranch 10 miles from Burnet, Texas where she also builds rock
walls and grows organic vegetables.
Douglas said, "My original intent of walking in all 10 of the 2004
Susan G. Komen/National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer 3-Day events was to prove that,
in spite of my anxiety, I could still be adventurous--or, failing at that, I could at least
quit wringing my hands long enough to walk 600 miles. It was only later that I decided to
ask other survivors and co-survivors who were also participating to share their stories.
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