Author interview: Keith D Guernsey

Keith D. Guernsey is retired after a 40 year career in sales and sales management with Data General, Cahners Publishing, Motorola and Comcast. He lives on Lake Lanier with his wife Susan and his four-footed adopted daughter Zoey. Keith is the author of four popular, successful books. He is currently working with the Cresswind Performing Arts Club. Past board member of ITNLanier. He has just been appointed as a Myeloma Coach. Keith enjoys reading, writing and traveling with his family.

Tell us something about your book.

“On the Road to Remission” chronicles my year and a half battle with a non-curable form of cancer called Multiple Myeloma.

Who is the ideal reader for your book?

Anyone who enjoys an inspirational story

Share the best critique/review of your book.

“5.0 out of 5 stars

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Keith acknowledges the challenge he faced and how he managed to overcome the odds with teamwork.

Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020

While I have never experienced life as Keith has, one will certainly ask how does he manage to survive mentally and physically. In the the thirty plus years I have had the privilege of knowing Keith this book depicts a patient who conquers the odds by being the coach and player. His writing is as much about the crisis as it’s about teamwork.”

What inspired you to write it?

So that everyone suffering from cancer knows that there is always hope.

What message would you like readers to take away from your book?

Cancer can’t and won’t win!

Share an excerpt from your book.  

“It was a privilege to provide some comic relief, albeit unintentionally. You see I had lost another 30 pounds and my clothes were getting very baggy. I heard my name called and jumped right up. As I went up my d$m shorts went down and everyone doubled over with laughter.  “

Did you dare to believe that your book will be published when you started writing? Yes

How long did you write the first draft? 

A year

And how long did the editing and re-editing take?

Two weeks

Can you share your writing rituals/habits/process?

I start writing at 0700  every morning after a pulse-pounding one hour workout, gets the blood flowing!

Who was your first literary crush?

James Patterson

Did you imagine yourself as an author in your teens?


What was the first book that made you fall in love with reading?

To Kiss the Girls

Did a book ever make you cry? (Which one?)

Yes, my own two books about my cancer battles

Which literary character did you want to take to bed as a teen?

Dan Shaughnessy

Do you sing under the shower? Or to your plants?

All the time

Do you like to cook?

No, but I love to eat my wife Susan’s cooking.

Do you have a pet?

Yes, Zoey is our newly adopted daughter and the love of our life

What is the most romantic thing you ever did?

I kiss my wife every morning and tell her that I love her.

What is the most romantic thing someone did for you?

My wife Susan became my caregiver (and did a phenomenal job!) during my most recent battle with cancer.

Do you believe in love?



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