Good Writing Brings Out Tears, Surprise, and Meaning.

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.  No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."
  Robert Frost


“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you're conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of.”

  Anne Lamott

Are you feeling hopeless because you have lost a child?  Or is it someone else close to you? Someone you loved? A spouse, a parent, sibling, partner, grandchild? Do you wish someone else could understand your loss?  Do you feel hurt about how some family members have responded?  If you answer yes to these questions then When Every Day Matters is the book for you.

There are moments in each of our lives when we think we will never recover: the death of a loved one, a devastating diagnosis, a divorce, the loss of our dreams, the catastrophic loss of our home or our livelihood.  Then there is a moment in life when we don’t care if we recover: when our child is taken from this world by accident, natural disaster, illness, violence, a drunk driver, suicide or war.  On that day it is only by Grace that our warm feet hit the cold floor of reality.

In my memoir, When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life, I write intimately to my beloved daughter, Katie Brant, who was formidable, courageous, wise and funny.  For 10 years Katie lived with a brain tumor.  And while she left her earthly life at 28 years of age she accomplished a hundred lifetimes of good.

My memoir is deeply spiritual and psychological.  By profession I am a psychotherapist and grief specialist for 37 years.  In my book I write candidly about the family of origin issues that erupt during difficult times as well as the normal demands upon existing relationships and marriage trying to manage the monumental stress.  I take the reader by the hand into my personal journey as a companion because we need to feel we are not alone when we are suffering.

We all know that after a devastating loss the journey to recovery is a lonely one.  Now you don’t have to take it alone.  My message, reflections and guidance in When Every Day Matters will comfort your heart and soul, body and mind.  Sarah Ban Breathnach, publisher of When Every Day Matters and the best seller author of Simple Abundance believes When Every Day Matters will become the classic book on the grief journey and the strength of finding hope again.

Foreign rights have also been contracted with St. Paul Society, also known as St. Pauls and Better Yourself books, Mumbai, India for distribution in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Malaysia.


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