Nebraska Authors

Pam Ganz

Her 1996 children's book Life Isn't Always a Day at the Beach is widely used in pediatric hospitals in the United States and elsewhere.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New London, CT
Baltimore, MD
Phoenix, AZ

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Children's Nonfiction; Childhood Cancer; Medicine--Cancer Care


Sheridan Elementary School, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Child Life Certificate, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Master of Science Degree in Family Rehabilitation and Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Pediatric Oncology Counselor
Child Life Specialist
Director of Psychosocial Programs
Program Director
Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice

Places Worked

Children's Cancer Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ


Book honored by the American Cancer Society as Program Project of the Year, 1996


Candlelighters, support group for families faced with childhood cancer.


Life Isn't Always a Day at the Beach. A Book for All Children Whose Lives Are Affected by Cancer. 1996. (with Tobi Scofield)

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Pam Ganz

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