With accolades in medical and scientific publishing, as well as literary awards, Susan Keller is uniquely positioned to write Blood Brother, a cancer memoir that explores medicine, family, faith, and survivorship. Her scientific work garnered awards from the American Medical Writers Association. On the literary side, her poetry has taken first place in slams; she was a semi-finalist in the Atlantic Review Poetry Contest; and received an Honorable Mention in the Bay Area Poets Coalition National Contest. Her fiction and essays have also been published in anthologies and literary journals. This dual background makes the voice in Blood Brother lyric as well as credible.