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To quote the famous Yogi Berra, “It was déjà vu all over again.”

Soon after publication of my first book, Peach Cobbler for Breakfast—surviving a life-altering event, I was forced to take my own advice. It is the story of my journey from discovery to recovery after the death of seven family members within a two-year period, including my father and husband, and how I found a new life. I was excited over seeing my book published but never thought I would have to take my own advice so soon.

Just six weeks after publication my mother died suddenly and the following year my second husband died. I was once again suffering the physical, mental, and emotional pains of grieving a loved one.  I turned to my book for comfort.

Fortunately, this time the grieving process was not as devastating because I was armed with knowledge of what to expect and how to cope. Knowledge I had gained from research which led to my book, Peach Cobbler for Breakfast. My world was turned upside down when I lost the two men who were the center of my universe, both to cancer just six months apart. I was overwhelmed with grief and didn’t know where to turn for help so I did what my background as an English teacher and journalist had trained me to do—I turned to books for answers.

Fast forward 20 plus years and when I lost my mother and husband I knew what to expect. I knew that when I couldn’t concentrate, or I sighed for no reason, or I couldn’t remember what I was doing, I knew it was part of the grieving process and to just relax for a moment and I could carry on. I reread my book and took my own advice. This new journey is documented in the updated version of Peach Cobbler for Breakfast 2017.

The book is completely revised with fresh editing, new pictures, and a new ending. I am very proud of this new version and feel it is a good summary of what grief is, the different kinds of grief, and how to cope. My life hasn’t been easy and, in truth, almost everything I have done has been difficult; but I have pushed myself and refused to give up, no matter the challenge. My hope is that my story, with its ups and downs, can be a light for those finding their way in their own dark tunnel.

Many ask why the title, Peach Cobbler for Breakfast, and my answer is:

it was a moment of epiphany when I realized I was master of my own world and I could have anything I wanted out of life, even if it was peach cobbler for breakfast that morning long ago, and that has made all the difference.

To celebrate this new release my publisher, iCrew Publishing, is graciously offering the e-book for FREE Tuesday, September 18, through Friday, September 22 at https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=Peach+Cobbler+for+Breakfast.

Be sure to order the 2017 version. You can also order the book version from this site but only the e-book is free. For those who don’t have a Kindle, it can be downloaded to your computer or phone.

 

 

 

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