Advance Peek At My New Book – “The Message”

letter-handwritAs many of you may know, in 2015 I published Let Go and Let Love: Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook, presenting 7 tools for dealing with the tragic loss experienced when a loved one takes their own life. The books’ sole mission was to assist and guide the survivors of suicide loss on their difficult journey back to joy. Suicide: a topic loaded with guilt, grief, unanswered questions and the unending stigma associated with death by one’s own hand. This is a difficult journey I have traversed myself and understand firsthand.

As I spoke with many groups about recovery from suicide loss, I discovered some very important things. There are all kinds of loss that people are trying to overcome; surviving suicide loss is just one of them. Every loss is personal and tragic to the individual experiencing it. There are no measuring sticks deciding that any one loss is less or more tragic than another. Depth and impact of loss cannot be calculated; mine is not worse or more crippling than yours, and vice versa.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to speak to countless support groups about having lost a loved one to suicide. It has been an honor and a privilege to do this work. However, intensely related losses such as being an alienated grandparent who is denied the connection and interaction with their grandchildren, individuals who have lost their freedoms, people without personal self-esteem, self-image and self-worth, folks having lost loved ones from illness, accident and addictions – these are life-altering events as well. My conclusions are that Loss is Loss.

Now it appears that my pen desires to write again. As I begin this historical fiction about loss and recovery, I am choosing to utilize all of the tools that support and propel me each day in my own journey to tell the story of one women’s struggle with self-image and self-esteem. In The Message, (while a preliminary title, it feels quite close to what it will actually be), I will take you down the road within Aubrey Cole’s deeply tragic personal loss to a place of despair and despondency and back again. This will all take place through the visitation and guidance of her long-departed great-great grandmother, born four generations prior in 1868. It will touch upon the resilience of the heart and soul in us all. Follow the heroine Aubrey as she falls from the pinnacle of achievement in her young life, then forges a monumental battle between self-destruction and true life purpose.


More advanced teasers to come!

We welcome your comments.

One response to “Advance Peek At My New Book – “The Message””

  1. valarie robert says:

    I look forward to when you come to Warwick. I heard you when you first came to St.Lukes church. I am not well but hope I can see you again. MY grandson is fourteen now and I have missed most of his life. I have no family. You can just imagine the pain. Hope to see you thanks val

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