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Hold on please, Emily

(Published 5/1/2021)

Doris’s debut novel, Hold on please, Emily,  is more than just a book. It represents a dream of spreading HOPE across the world and is part of an advocacy campaign to raise awareness for brain tumours and cancer in general. 

This book is classified under Young Adult (YA) realistic fiction genre where the protagonist, Emily McGregor, is a guitarist and songwriter who is diagnosed with brain cancer. Doris wanted to create a book that discussed difficult topics that youth often shy away from, like illnesses, death, and grief. The hope was that by creating these engaging, but easy to comprehend, mediums, her readers would be motivated to find their voice, be brave, and be hopeful. 

Although Emily McGregor is a fictional character in Doris’s novel, she embodies every person whose lives have been impacted by brain cancer. Emily symbolizes the struggles and fears that come with a cancer diagnosis, and the hope and strength in the face of adversity. Her empowering story shared in Hold on please, Emily can inspire us to never give up. 

If you’re looking for an inspirational read, check out this book today. A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes directly to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Read about Doris’s campaign here

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Praise for Hold on please, Emily

Hold on please, Emily was listed as Amazon #1 New Release and #1 Bestseller throughout the month of May. 

On May 1st, Doris’s debut novel launched and it ranked #1 in the following categories:

  • Teen & Young Adult Music e-books
  • Oncology & Cancer Nursing
  • Voice Music
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects of Music
  • Guitar Music
  • Teen & Young Adult Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries Fiction e-books
  • Teen & Young Adult Body, Mind, Spirit e-books
  • Cancer

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