Advance copy winners

So I chose two advance copy winners and emailed both of them. But for them to actually win, they have to respond and send their address.

They’ll be another winner once it publishes. Thanks for being part of the tribe.

Winners are:

Michele Y, Kansas City, MO

Linda R, Midlothian, VA

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The stories you share about our beloved dead mean the most

Not long ago, I was on a podcast called Hope to Recharge and met the host, Matana, during my interview.

She reached out to me after because there was a youth suicide in her hometown and they asked her to speak at a school and she wanted some advice since I speak on this subject so frequently. We first went over guidelines of what not to say to this audience following the trauma of a student suicide. We talked about what she would say and then about grief and what meant most to parents who have lost a child.… Read more...

My morning speaking at Virginia State University

Suicide is a tough subject but the #2 cause of death on college campuses. In fact I wish I had some magic tricks for the college crowd. A friend of mine suggested eating fire. I thought that posed risk of burning my hair and maybe I’d rather be sawed in half. But that would require talent above my pay grade.

Today at Virginia State University, I told my story about Charles, shared my grief journey, and then we talked about coping strategies. For this we used post it notes and a white board. And for the healthy and unhealthy coping … Read more...

Charles’ personality was so big

He was complex, adorable, frustrating, hilarious, effervescent, electric, charming and eccentric. From the time he came into the world to the time he left, his presence was all-consuming. He pushed boundaries past comfortable, questioned everything and was relentless and persistent when he wanted something.

When Charles waltzed in, the fun had arrived.

Faces brightened, bodies turned toward him like he brought the sunshine in his pocket and he was there to hand it out. The life of the party, the center of the universe took his own life and in it’s place is an ocean-sized crater. He was a those … Read more...

Have any of you guys been to a medium?

A “medium” is defined as a person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and communicate between the dead and the living.

It’s been on my mind the last four years. I don’t think it can hurt and might make me feel good about the experience. What was your experience if you did go to one? Did you go in person or was it by phone or skype? How did you choose the one you went to? Do you think it’s all BS mumbo jumbo?

I am not sure my husband would be into this although … Read more...

Sharing my book’s introduction

INTRODUCTION TO DIARY OF A BROKEN MIND

So play this when your day is gray,
when hope is dim
When happiness is growing slim
Listen to me rap then reverse the grim
Burn the hurt,
let my words do the work
—Silver Lining, by Charles Aubrey Rogers

When the police delivered the news that my youngest son, Charles, had died by suicide, my heart seized and, in the split second before my lungs could find air and the wails of my soul in agony could erupt, I had the urge to yell, “You have it all wrong. That’s not how … Read more...

Press Release: Anne Moss Roger’s Powerful ‘Diary of a Broken Mind’

NEWS
FROM BEACH GLASS BOOKS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ray McAllister, Ray@RayMcAllisterBooks.com

TO BE PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1 BY BEACH GLASS BOOKS

diary of a broken mind memoir by anne moss rogers charles rogers
ISBN: 978-0-9987881-6-6
$16.95 paperback. Non-fiction.
6×9 inches, 304 pages, Publishes October 1, 2019. BEACHGLASSBOOKS.COM

Beach Glass Books is proud to announce the October 1, 2019, publishing of DIARY OF A BROKEN MIND: A Mother’s Story, a Son’s Suicide, and the Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind, by Anne Moss Rogers, with her late son, Charles.

THE FUNNIEST, MOST POPULAR KID IN SCHOOL, Charles Aubrey Rogers suffered from depression and later addiction, then ultimately died … Read more...

Soul Sisters – Losing my friend to an eating disorder

by Jessica Lucas

Jessica Lucas

It was the day of the Leeza talk show taping. The topic: eating disorders. I walked into the Hollywood studio prepared to talk about the one thing that tormented and tortured me every day, anorexia, and I had never felt so overwhelmed, frightened, and alone – even as I was surrounded by hundreds of studio audience members.

“No one understands. No one gets it. No one can relate. No one will care. I’ll sound crazy. I’m not sick enough. I’m not smart enough. I’m not articulate enough. I’m not thin enough. I won’t make any … Read more...

Unconventional Leaders Podcast with Heather Parady

Listen on the way to work or while walking the dog or putting in mileage on that treadmill.

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