Nov 28, 1994, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and told I should not expect to live more than 5 years. My kids were 5 and 7. Getting my first book published was still a pipe dream. My husband Gary Rodgers was my life raft. Nov 28, 2013, I'm still here, my kids are grown and gorgeous, 7 of my first 14 books are NYT bestsellers, and the Gare Bear and I recently celebrated our 30th anniversary. Life is good, and I am profoundly grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!