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Kathy EliscuHi. I’m Kathy Eliscu. I’m a retired RN and have been writing most of my adult life. Initially, my writing was mostly in humor, and I have had columns in numerous publications, including Advance for Nurses, Maine Sunday Telegram, Raising Maine, Maine Women, My Generation, and more. In 2012 and 2018, I was given a Humor award by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, following in the footsteps of my mother, the late Margery Eliscu, who wrote a humor column for the Maine Sunday Telegram for nearly 30 years.

In 2015, I authored the humor novel Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess, based very loosely on my own crazy life as a woman/girlfriend/mother/nurse/citizen. There’s a lot of humor in being all those things, especially at the same time – many hats to wear, and in general, I don’t look good in hats. You can still purchase that novel (see face page of this website) and you may want to, as I have begun the sequel to it. So, catch up, friends.

In 2018, my story about the first Christmas following my mom’s death appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wonder of Christmas, giving credence to the more serious side of my writing. It was an honor to have my story chosen, and it was reprinted in Women’s World magazine that same holiday season.

However, during those years, something unexpected and heartbreaking occurred. In 2011, my lovely husband Ted was diagnosed with brain cancer. A full year later, we discovered we had both been journaling about the experience. We talked it over and decided to see if we could somehow put it together in a book that might be useful to others. And that story, now published by Maine Authors Publishing in 2024, is now completed – our story to be shared, in Brain Tumor: A Love Story. Perhaps it will speak to you in some way.

Thank you for reading.