Hollye Jacobs: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Hollye Jacobs

Breast Cancer Survivor, Award-Winning Blogger of The Silver Pen, and Author of “The Silver Lining”

Hollye Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning The Silver Pen blog.

Jacobs’ professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package. People benefit from her insights, humor and informed perspective on the breast cancer cycle—from detection to treatment to recovery. Jacobs is the experienced girlfriend who tells you what to expect, holds your hand and helps you find the silver linings during the cancer experience.

Jacobs has been an adult and pediatric palliative care nurse, social worker and educator for more than fifteen years at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, the City of Hope National Medical Center, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Jacobs’ book, The Silver Lining: An Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer will be published by Simon & Schuster on March 18th, 2014.

As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs’ world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal. Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Jacobs’ close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Jacobs’ memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery.

In addition to writing The Silver Pen, Hollye Jacobs also contributes to The Huffington Post, BreastCancer.org, Susan G. Komen, and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Army of Women Blog.

Interested in booking Hollye Jacobs to speak at your next event?

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