This book is a departure. It is a departure, certainly, for Beach Glass Books. Our catalogue is replete with coastal books and historical books. We have published children’s books and books of true crime and essays, with novels on the way.
But never have we published a book like this.
Few have. This book is a departure even from others that one might think are in the genre. Books about the suicides of young people are available. But books that take a reader deep into the life of a family whose child dies by suicide, with telling recollection and heartbreaking detail, yet with an overriding sense of hope, are far fewer. Anne Moss Rogers, now a nationally recognized speaker and writer on suicide prevention, has written an extraordinary memoir, with insight both personal and expert, aided by the words left by her deceased son.
It is an important book. Diary of a Broken Mind is a timely work for those families who have faced these difficulties and tragedies—and so very necessary for those who may face them ahead. It is
a book important for the rest of us, too, who want and need to understand.
This is a book you won’t forget.
Ray McAllister Beach Glass Books
4 thoughts on “Note in the book from my publisher”
I love the support from your publisher. I’m looking forward to getting my copy and reading it! Congratulations again. ❤️
It should get there this week.
I read it last weekend. It was a powerful book. He was a talented young man. So often the talent is intertwined with a tortured soul. As tempting as it may be, don’t blame yourself. Easy for me to give that advice, as I still have my troubled son. I saw a lot of my own child in your descriptions of Charles. The relentlessness is particularly challenging. Keep up this good work, as you are needed and greatly admired. I appreciate what you do.
Thank you Carole. I think other than the beta readers you are the first one to finish it. Please leave e review if you would. And I thought there were similarities between charles and others who suffer from these diseases thank you for LETTI gme know that is the case. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48335953-diary-of-a-broken-mind?from_search=true