Bay of Plenty Times Article for Pink October – Creativity wins out

A writer fijan-goldie-mclarens-1aug-2963nds the path to healing in what she does best…

What does a swirling vortex have to do with surviving breast cancer?

Everything if you’re local writer Jan Goldie.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, Jan was told creativity would be the first thing to go out the window.

With an operation, the treatment and shock, the Papamoa mother of two resigned herself to the fact her passion for writing would take a back seat…READ THE FULL ARTICLE


(, words by Sarah Bunker, photo credit: James Stanbridge)



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