Subtitle decided and one last proof

Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother’s Story, A Son’s Suicide, and the Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind

After much back and forth and in reviewing comments from all of you, we finally decided on the subtitle. It had to capture what the book was about and those who have read it agree that this works.

I finished the last proofing. Kelly Browning, a friend and former employee is proofing, too. She’s really a pro I just pretend to be. Final nit changes will be sent back to the publisher and it will go to the printer this week where it will wait in line. Proofing was a very short timeframe. That’s the publishing world.

I should have a cover to show you some time this week. I’m very tired.

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Book Description

The funniest, most popular kid in school, Charles Aubrey Rogers, suffered from depression and later addiction and died by suicide. Diary of a Broken Mind by Anne Moss Rogers and the late Charles Aubrey Rogers, focuses on the relatable story of what lead to Charles’ suicide at age twenty and answers the “why” behind his addiction and this cause of death, revealed through both a mother’s story and years of Charles published and unpublished song lyrics. The closing chapters focus on hope and healing and how the author found her purpose and forgave herself.

Themes are: mental illness, addiction, suicide, grief and hope.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

2 thoughts on “Subtitle decided and one last proof”

  1. Your simply amazing! You’ve turned the biggest nightmare into something to help others so much. No parent wants to bury their children. You had to do it under horrible circumstances. Rather than pointing the blame which you could have done you shared what you learned about Charles and shared your own healing process along the way. You’ve not only helped a lot of people, but your book will help hopefully millions.

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