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I'm Ann Costello, author of Her Candle Burns at Both Ends.
About the Author
ANN COSTELLO worked as an intensive care nurse for twenty-five years. For the past few years, she has performed nursing assignments in various small communities throughout the Canadian Arctic. She currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she enjoys travelling, golfing, dancing and reading.
About my latest book, Her Candle Burns at Both Ends
In April 2008, Ann Costello received a phone call that would change her life forever. As she heard the voice of her twenty-five-year-old daughter on the other line, she could not believe what she heard: "Mom, I have leukemia." In her poignant memoir, Her Candle Burns at Both Ends, Costello shares the touching story of how she and her daughter grasped hands, hearts, and souls and resolved to battle together to fight the disease.
Deirdre Porter had just fallen in love and was living a happy, fulfilled life in Japan when she received the earth-shattering diagnosis that would turn her world upside down. Through her moving anecdotes, Costello provides an honest and self-disclosing glimpse into Deirdre's battle with acute leukemia, the aggressive chemotherapy, and the subsequent complications—all while highlighting how Deirdre's courage, uniqueness, and extraordinary sense of humor lit up even the darkest of days in incredible ways.
Her Candle Burns at Both Ends tells a true story of hope and faith and how a powerful love between a mother and daughter transcended despair and sadness and allowed for cherished experiences neither ever dreamed possible.