Shirley Corder is an author, registered nurse and cancer survivor (1997). She is also a pastor's wife.
She was born in Scotland, grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and has spent most of her life in South Africa.
In 1997 she underwent a life-changing occurrence when she was diagnosed with breast cancer which had already spread to the glands. Her surgeon didn't expect her to live a year. (Surprise!)
As a result of her experiences in the cancer valley, she experienced a U-turn, changing her life's direction from that of registered nurse (RN) to published author.
In 2012, Revell/Baker in the States published Strength Renewed, Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer . She is also contributing author to a number of other books. Hundreds of her articles and devotionals have been published internationally, both in print and on the Web.Her mission is to write to inspire and encourage. This site is dedicated to writers and those who enjoy reading. Rise and Soar is another website owned and run by Shirley with the sole purpose of inspiring and encouraging people in the cancer valley, whether as patients or as those who care for them.
She currently lives in S.Africa's "Windy City", Port Elizabeth, in the beautiful Eastern Cape with Rob, her best friend and husband since 1967.
Her home is only six-and-a-half minutes to the beach, door to sand. When the wind blows up from the sea, which it often does, it sounds as if the waves are outside the front door.
One of Shirley's favourite verses of Scripture is the one that saw her through her cancer treatment, and the key verse behind her book, Strength Renewed, Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
Isaiah 40:31: those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.