Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Riverdale Avenue Books Publishes a Novel and Memoir for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New York, NY: (October 1, 2023) Award-winning publisher Riverdale Avenue Books has released Perennial: A Garden Romance, a romance novel, and Tornado, A Breast Cancer Log, memoir in journal form, for Breast Cancer Awareness month, which occurs every October.

The author of both titles, acclaimed author Mary Anne Mohanraj wrote Tornado, her day-by-day detailed journal as a blog during her three- year journey through breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemo, radiation and reconstructive surgery.  It is a bold, honest look at this experience that one in eight women living today go through.


Mohanraj also used her breast cancer journey to create a beautiful novel of romance and rebirth with a main character who has undergone this experience in Perennial.


Said Publisher Lori Perkins, who is a breast cancer survivor herself, “Perennial is the kind of book I really needed to read when I was undergoing treatment. It lifted both my spirits and my soul.”


About the Author

Mary Anne Mohanraj is the author of Bodies in Motion and The Stars Change, founder of Strange Horizons and director of The Speculative Literature Foundation. Previous anthologies she's edited include The Best of Strange Horizons, vol. 1, Aqua Erotica, and WisCon Chronicles, vol. 9: Intersections and Alliances, which was recently long-listed for the BSFA Awards. Mohanraj is Clinical Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her research and writing interests include Sri Lanka and its civil war, transnationalism and diaspora, domesticity and parenting, chronic illness, science fiction, and sexuality.