Around January or so, Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley Publishing, an educational publisher found me and proposed a book idea. I wrote a proposal. The last one for Diary of a Broken Mind, took three months to write.
I had two weeks to write this one. It was sent by the deadline and I thought I’d never hear from them again.
But I did. Both the publisher and I thought this needed a co-writer. So I reached out to a fellow AAS (American Association of Suicidology) member, Kim O’Brien Ph.D. She has an amazing resume and has done a lot of research with youth and suicide prevention. After a half-hour, she called back and said she was in.
Fast forward to this week in May and I signed a contract to co-write a new book for the educational market. We don’t have a title yet but this is the working idea. Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing and Recognizing Students At Risk For Suicide.
I’m a little panicked now. I figured I would be. Oh man, I can do this, right?