Washing The Bones
When I was eight years old, my father died very suddenly and unexpectedly two days before Christmas. Twenty-four years later, on another cold December day, my husband was killed when his plane crashed during a flight lesson.
Washing the Bones is the story of losing my father and my husband, but it’s also about a deep search for meaning and purpose. I wrote it to understand my husband’s life and death. I wrote it to find meaning. But most of all, I wrote it to support and inspire others who are suffering loss and who are looking for understanding and a way through their grief. A memoir with psychological perspective and spiritual insight, Washing the Bones is an intimate, insider’s journey through life after loss that illuminates the metamorphosis that takes place when you face into your grief and allow “the fierce boiling” of life to transform you.
There is a saying in the book world that you should “write the second book first.” Well, I wrote the second book second, and that’s just how it goes. So many people commented after reading my memoir that it would be great to have a “how to” sort of book on grief, so I’m writing it. I’m calling it:
Grief Girl’s Bedside Guide to Grief: How to Do It, Why You Should, and What’s in It For You
Coming early 2019. Fingers crossed.