Announcing the Publication of Miami Breast Cancer Experts: Your Indispensable Guide to Breast Health


We’re very proud to make the following announcement, especially during the month of October – Miami Breast Cancer Experts: Your Indispensable Guide to Breast Health is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback!


Contact: Writestream Publishing                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone: (484) 948-3440



Your Indispensable Guide to Breast Health

New Book, Miami Breast Cancer Experts: Your Indispensable Guide to Breast Health offers timely and valuable information from medical and legal professionals, psychologists, nutritionists, and holistic health practitioners for breast cancer patients and their caretakers.

MIAMI, Florida — In their brand-new book, a follow-up to their popular 2007 release The Empty Cup Runneth Over, co-authors Cindy Papale-Hammontree and Sabrina Hernandez-Cano, RD, NC, CDE, have once again created a must-read for everyone affected by breast cancer by gathering an incredible group of experts and survivors, updating contents, and adding several chapters to inform readers about the latest treatment options.

As noted by Gail Ironson, M.D., Ph.D. in the Foreward, “The terrific thing about this book is that it covers multiple topics, and does so in a readable, interesting way – enabling us to be better informed about how to cope, what to expect, and how to make wise treatment decisions. It will also help you discuss options with medical personnel.”

Miami Breast Cancer Experts has also received rave reviews from well-known critics like Vince Papale, colon cancer survivor and former NFL football player upon whose life the 2006 film Invincible was based. Notes Papale,  “As you read through the book Miami Breast Cancer Experts and experience the compelling and courageous stories of the survivors, you will certainly find out that the savior is yourself first.  To me invincibility is the synergy of mind, body and spirit and these women have truly proven themselves to be Invincible!”

Anne Hemingway, RN, BSN, MS and niece of Ernest Hemingway raves, “This book is a smorgasbord of intelligent essays on every aspect of breast cancer.  Everyone – nurses, doctors, and people dealing with the disease for the first time will find chapters of this book helpful.”

Co-authors Cindy Papale-Hammontree and Sabrina Hernandez-Cano state,“We saw very close-up and personal how critical it is to stay on top of the latest details, particulars, discoveries, and facts about surviving a cancer diagnosis. The faster the detection, the better the chances of recovery and survival. Since the launch of our first edition, research has emerged with new scientific evidence, explanations, and perspectives on the prevention and treatment of Breast Cancer. Thus, we’ve added new advances including the latest treatment of chemotherapy and radiation; the latest research and state-of-the-art techniques on topics such as plastic and reconstructive surgery; key new topics such as fat grafting, thermography, pain management, and a chapter written by an oncology nurse. We also delve into delicate subjects such as money and death in response to feedback from readers, and new scientific evidence on super foods in an updated nutrition chapter. There’s even a Bariatric chapter to inform women about their options in the case of obesity and chapters that address the physical, emotional, and mental health of women like exercise, yoga, and mind/spirit healing.”

To read a synopsis of Miami Breast Cancer Experts: Your Indispensable Guide to Breast Health, visit (paperback, 436 pages, $27.99). The book may be ordered online at in paperback and Kindle (490 pages, $9.99).


About Cindy Papale-Hammontree: Cindy Papale joined the team at the Miami Breast Center as an Administrative Assistant in July of 2010. A Long Island New York native, she moved to Miami Florida in 1972, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Miami. In her 27 years of working with breast cancer patients at the University of Miami School of Medicine, she’s written many grants for breast cancer research. Cindy’s boundless passion for helping other breast cancer survivors became even more pronounced in the aftermath of her own diagnosis and subsequent treatment in July of 2000. In 2008, she released her first book, The Empty Cup Runneth Over ( She has appeared on Channel 6 South Florida Today Show and her survivor story has made the front pages of every local newspaper in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Cindy is also in the process of collaborating with Peabody Award-winning producer Derek Britt on a feature film about her breast cancer journey. Find her on Facebook as Cindy Papale, follow her on twitter @CindyPapale, and contact her at the Miami Breast Center at (305) 365-5595.

About Sabrina Hernandez-Cano: Sabrina Hernandez-Cano RDN, NC, CDE is a Graduate of Florida International University and a Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Counselor, and Certified Diabetes Educator. She is in private practice in Miami Florida where she specializes in bariatric nutrition. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1994, she served as president of Miami Dietetic Association from 1999-2000 and was the recipient of the Miami Herald Silver Knight award for dedication in community service. Sabrina is also a co-founder of Hummingwell Wellness Bar. She can be reached at

About Writestream Publishing LLC: Writestream Publishing LLC is a women-owned publishing company that thrives on being different from all of our competitors. We believe everyone has a valuable story to share with the world and we’re committed to making the writing, editing, independent publishing, and social media process effective and affordable. Learn more by visiting


Independent Publishing and Managing Expectations


My latest blog post at Writestream Publishing:

In talking to clients and potential clients, invariably the following logical questions arise in one form or another:

  • Can I really make money from my book?
  • How much money can I earn from my book?
  • How long will it take to recoup my investment?
  • Can you guarantee book sales?

These are all perfectly acceptable and understandable inquiries; after all, if someone is considering hiring us in the form of one of our Publishing Packages or for Ghostwriting, they want to know if their outlay of hard-earned money will be worth it. While it’s gratifying to see your work in print, for most of us it’s not just about the accomplishment of producing a book; it’s about reaching your audience, connecting with your readers, building a following and yes — selling as many copies (in paperback and Kindle) as possible.

There are many pros to choosing the independent publishing route with Writestream Publishing:

  • You keep all of your royalties once the book is released
  • Depending on the package you select, you also benefit from our social media presence including Writestream Radio Network (which provides a non-threatening opportunity to develop your ability to discuss your work)
  • Your book and social networks become part of our regular social media posting rotations
  • We offer plenty of Add-Ons to help you market your book both in person and online

That said, we cannot offer a guarantee that doing X will result in Y. As much as we’d like to, we simply cannot promise that you’ll sell a certain amount of copies within a specified amount of time — even if you actively promote on social media, host book signings in your local area, speak at various community events, garner hundreds of reviews on Amazon, and participate in regular interviews on internet radio. While we highly recommend a combination of marketing efforts the truth it takes consistent, daily action over a long period of time (which can range anywhere from a few months to several years) before you’ll start selling books, breaking even on your investment, and eventually seeing a profit from your book.

What can we guarantee?

  • You will receive a no-obligation, free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your project
  • If you choose to hire us, you will receive everything promised in your selected package or add-on services in a timely fashion
  • During the course of our partnership, you can call us at any time and receive personal, individualized attention
  • You’ll work with Writestream’s contracted professionals to achieve the perfect book cover design and formatting for paperback and Kindle
  • Your book will receive professional editing, which is included in all packages (a stand-alone value of $2,500)
  • You’ll receive the benefit of our social media promotions via Twitter, Facebook, Writestream Radio, Google Plus, and LinkedIn
  • Depending on your choice of package, you’ll have exposure as a guest on Writestream Radio Network

Still not sure we’re a good fit? Read these testimonials from our clients. We are more than happy to provide you contact information for clients who have graciously agreed to share their feedback about Writestream Publishing with you privately.

Ready to set up your free, 30-minute consultation? Contact us here.



A Snobby Girl Anniversary


As sometimes occurs with internet radio, today’s guest Leila Lacey had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Fortunately Maureen Miles Bucci, author of A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer, was available to join me at the last minute. And it just so happens, it’s the one-year anniversary of her fabulous book!

During the show, we talked about many things including Maureen’s plans to launch a Snobby Girl clothing and accessory line (coming in mid-October); moving on after surviving an experience of cancer; and Maureen’s new formatting gig with Writestream Publishing. She also offered her insights about managing expectations as an independently published author.

If you missed it live, click below to listen:

Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Writestream Radio Network on BlogTalkRadio

Many thanks to Maureen for filling in at the last minute! Check out A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer on


Writestream Tuesday: Curvy Goddess Leila Lacey


Ladies, are you tired of impossibly thin romance novel heroines with absolutely no resemblance to real women? Looking for a refreshing take on the genre, where the plots actually have a purpose other than to provide filler between love scenes?

Join me for Writestream Tuesday on September 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome Curvy Goddess Romance Author Leila Lacey to the show:

Love comes in many shapes and sizes.  Rising Michigan Author Leila Lacey writes from the heart about the trials and tribulations of love and romance from a curvy woman’s perspective.  With over 12 popular books on Amazon to date, she’s steadily claiming her space as a new romantic fiction author to keep an eye on.

Bow down to the curves.  That’s the philosophy that’s motivated romantic fiction author Leila Lacey as she’s wrote over a dozen popular books taking a hot and exciting look at love and adventure from a strong, curvy woman’s viewpoint.  The books have been received with enthusiasm, and it’s clear the best is yet to come.

“I think it’s important to present strong, beautiful, curvy women that have amazing female to female relationships,”  commented Lacey, on what motivates her.  “If we don’t provide alternative role models for people, they could fall into the trap of not loving who is looking them back in the mirror.  Romantic fiction should entertain, but it should also help build confidence and a great self-image.  I’m trying to cover all these things and more in my books.”

Visit to preview and purchase. Follow @LeilaLacey1 on Twitter and like Leila Lacey Romance Books on Facebook.

To listen to the interview on Tuesday, September 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: Curvy Goddess Romance Author Leila Lacey. Would you like to ask Leila a question? Dial (347) 945-7246 and press 1 to get into the queue.

Bow Down To The Curves with Curvy Goddess Romance Author Leila Lacey!


Writestream Tuesday: The Supreme Awakening with Craig Pearson – UPDATED


Ready to develop a higher consciousness? Tune in to Writestream on Tuesday, September 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome Craig Pearson to the show:

Craig Pearson is Executive Vice-President of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, and a leader in Consciousness-Based education, which develops student’s total from within. He has spoken around the United States on this unique approach to education.

He is the author of two books, The Complete Book of Yogic Flying and, most recently, The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time — and How You Can Cultivate Them.

Among other topics, Craig will discuss his book, The Supreme Awakening, and his work as a speaker in which he travels to universities and colleges to share his message about higher human development. During the broadcast, please call in with your questions at (347) 945-7246.

Check out Craig’s book The Supreme Awakening on

Throughout history, great men and women have described exalted experiences of extraordinary wakefulness, freedom, and bliss – as different from our ordinary waking experience as waking is from dreaming. Laozi, Plato, Rūmī, St. Teresa of Avila, Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Black Elk, Einstein – people of all times and places have described experiences that rank among the most inspiring in all of literature. The Supreme Awakening:

  • brings together a rich and diverse collection of these experience
  • explains these experiences in terms of a new, expanded framework of human development – the model of higher states of consciousness developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the renowned Vedic sage and scientist of consciousness
  • shows how anyone can systematically cultivate these experiences through the Transcendental Meditation technique – simply, naturally, and effortlessly
  • describes the wide-ranging benefits of cultivating enlightenment by means of the TM technique – inner peace and happiness, improved health, increased creativity and intelligence, improved productivity, and much more – with benefits for education, business, health care, the military, rehabilitation, and society as a whole shows that the sublime experiences reported by great people across time are real, universal,  understandable in terms of modern science – and now available to anyone.

To listen to the interview on Tuesday, September 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: The Supreme Awakening with Craig Pearson.

UPDATE: Missed the live show? Click on this link to listen to the archive.

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