Getting the word out about my memoir day by day

There has been a lot of mentions of my memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On. On Saturday two women wrote they have to read my book in a conversation on the Facebook page called Loss of An Adult or Young Adult Child. Monday I got a call from an old friend of Bob's who lives in Springfield IL that he just finished my book and how much he thinks it will help others. Yesterday I received an actual letter from a woman I've never met. She said someone gave her my book and this was the first time I have found a story about my son Jason¦our stories are the same. Her own son died by suicide ten years ago. She also said and this is mind blowing that my Paul was in her home in Redondo Beach. She says she'd like to speak with me and left a phone number. I called and left a message but haven't heard back. This letter only emphasizes how many stories are out there like my own. I hear words like this mother's over and over again when I tell them what my book is about. And, I did fi … [Read more...]

Check-in

My garden Buddha says it all I remember sitting in a circle every morning at an Esalen workshop with everyone in turn giving a one-word check-in assessment of where we are with the day or anything else on our minds. So if I were to give one word for today's check-in I could say busy. However, a better word is successful. I'd say my WOW blog tour is going very well http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/ . Almost every day is full between June 6, the launch date, and July 1, the last day. If I don't have a guest blog out there somewhere, a blogger is posting a review of my book. I feel that they are all doing a very caring job. The woman today asked that all who comment learn about bipolar disorder, and she also gave statistics about suicide. Hopefully this tour will help sell books though it's certainly hard to tell at this point. Last week my rank was number seven in books sold under bipolar at Amazon. Today it is number eight-seven. I really have no idea what that means. Another s … [Read more...]

WOW blog tour stop No. 6

Today I'm the guest of Linda Neas and her blog: Words from the Heart Linda says, Words from the Heart are powerful. Words, when connected to Spirit, heal, bring hope, connect us to the world. Words nurture dreams into a reality. Words from the Heart bring Peace. And these are my sentiments exactly. Please read my post How to Survive the Death of A Child   at: http://contemplativeed.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-survive-death-of-child.html About Linda M. Rhinehart Neas, M.Ed: Member: National Writers' Union (NWU) Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME) Latest book: Gogo's Dream: Swaziland Discovered Please help the orphans of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland... All profits from book sales go to Possible Dreams International Also see my memoir featured on bookhashtags.com today! … [Read more...]