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Patricia W. Fischer writes Red Hot romance.

It’s true. We found that out when we met her at the Romance Writers of America annual conference in San Diego this past summer.

That’s because Patricia was handing out this cute little wrapped package that included Original Red Hots Cinnamon Candy with a sticker that nicely ties in her fiction. This is the perfect little promotional item that is easily remembered.


Patricia W. Fischer‘s Red Hot Romance treat bag

Inside the package was the package of Red Hots candy, a bookmark with several of Patricia’s book covers on them as well as a QR code that links to her website and a card spreading the word about an important topic: Ovarian Cancer


The items from Patrica’s Red Hot package

We applaud Patricia not only for the fun little treat that reminds people about the type of books she writes, but also about using her own “author self-promotion” space for spreading the word about a worthwhile and important cause.

Also, in the interest of helping spread the word of a topic that Patricia believes strongly in, here are some figures from the back of the informative card:

Facts & Figures about Ovarian Cancer

  • Over 80% of women don’t know the symptoms
  • There is NO screening test and a pap test does NOT detect ovarian cancer
  • 1 in 71 women will develop ovarian cancer
  • It is the #1 cause of gynecological cancer deaths
  • When diagnosed early, the 5 year survival rate is over 90%
  • Less than 20% of cases are diagnosed early
  • In advanced stages, the 5 year survival drops to less than 30%
  • 3/4 of women with ovarian cancer were initially misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion or urinary tract infections

Visit www.ovariancancer101.org for more information

patriciaPatricia W. Fischer is a romance author, journalist, and retired pediatric/adult critical care nurse who’s made her homes in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Missouri. After having a fantastic time at the University of Texas (Hook ’em), she decided actually attending class would help her reach her long term goals faster.  She buckled down in eight years earned a Licensed Vocational Nurse certification, then an Associates in Nursing, and finally a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism. During that time, Patricia worked in multiple fields of nursing including medical/surgical, recovery room, orthopedics, telemetry (ICU step down), and critical care before she settled into the unpredictability of the emergency room. For five years, she worked in a general ER before she ended up at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, a Level 1 pediatric trauma center. She retired from nursing in 2002 and started writing full time.

5 Responses to “ATTENTION MARKETING: Red Hot Romance”

  1. Patricia W. Fischer Author & Journalist

    I cannot think of a better way to end 2016 than to see this article. Wow, thank you so much for talking about Ovarian Cancer symptoms and my red hot romances.

    After my best friend was diagnosed with OC in 2011, she asked me to spread the word about symptoms and how people can get support when they are diagnosed. This is one of the many things I love about the other part of being a writer, helping get solid information out there to those who might need or use it.

    I can’t wait to share this article with her.

    Have a wonderful and fantastic 2017.

  2. karenringalls

    I am an ovarian cancer survivor and author of “Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir” which has won two awards. All proceeds from the book go to gynecologic/ovarian cancer research. I am also the author of two novels which can be found on Amazon.
    I love what you are doing, Patricia to help spread the word about ovarian cancer. Thank you for all you are doing.

  3. Patricia W. Fischer Author & Journalist

    Reblogged this on Candid About Cancer and commented:
    What a great way to end 2016 than to find out my gift bags I gave out at Romance Writer’s of America conference last July, made an impact. Kobo Writing Life posted about them as well as giving the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer a bit of a review.
    Like Schoolhouse Rock told us all long ago, Knowledge is Power.
    Empower yourself. Know the symptoms and get treatment if you suspect anything.


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