The title of this post has had significant impact in my relationship to Creativity because both subjects are responsible for my stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing new challenges. By chance, I refer to the fact that for whatever reason cancer has become an unwelcome demanding interloper in my life. As a member of the huge percentage of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, I am keenly aware of the designation of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I cannot stress enough to any one (man or woman) how important annual mammograms are to your health. Having breast cancer put everything into perspective so that I do not take this precious life for granted. Live, love & laugh every day!Stepping out of my comfort zone I made a positive and powerful choice; I took on the role of president for the Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter. It’s a wonderful non-profit organization that has been around since 1917, before women could vote, which supports women & men in the book industry. As a writer, it’s an incredible resource to be able to have access to other authors, editors, agents, coaches and more across the country. This month WNBA launches National Reading Group Month (NRGM) to mark the 90th anniversary of the organization and to promote reading and as well as the value of books. Reading groups inspire, transform and educate. They foster community and instill an appreciation for the written word. Tonight we will be hosting Beth Lisick at BookShop West Portal in San Francisco. I’m looking forward to a very exciting evening learning about Beth’s path to publication, her involvement as a Mother/Daughter reading group facilitator, and anything else that our WNBA-SF audience brings to the event. To find out more about us, visit us on the web at www.wnba-sfchapter.org.