#brokenmind

The stars of the emotionally naked tribe. I’ve asked that when people get the book that they post a photo of themselves with the book with the hashtag #brokenmind.

I don’t have a high-priced publicity team. But I have you guys! Thank you so much.

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October is National Bullying Prevention month

Most have been bullied in their lifetime at some point including me. And while it is a practice that has existed since there were parents and children, it’s never been as 24/7 as it is these days with social media and texting when humiliation can spread like wildfire on a hot summer day in California.

I was always thankful that Charles was rarely bullied and from early on he understood that bullies had some underlying reason for their actions. I remember his being bullied on the bus at the age of 6 by a much older child which was killing … Read more...

Thank you for one of the ‘strongest launches ever’

Pictures from the launch

Fountain Book store might be local but they do launches for celebrities. It goes to show you what a group of passionate and determined people can do and I’m so grateful. I asked for help and you guys delivered. And because of all of you, it was one of the strongest pre-sale and launches events.

It just hit me today. I wrote a book after my son died. I actually did it. Wrote it, got it published. None of that was easy.

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Diary of a Broken Mind available now!

Book’s Introduction

It’s out! So how can you help? First, please share this post. Launch is tonight!

Between those book covers, there is a lot of pain, anger, laughter, purpose, healing, hope, and heart. I do feel a little naked and a lot vulnerable but I’m less terrified today than I was two weeks ago. And yeah, excited. I’ve woken up at 4:30am for the past two weeks.

I have had initial feedback from advance readers and so far so good. A good launch is important and that has to do with sales so here are some things to help … Read more...

‘Diary of a Broken Mind’ is not for the newly bereaved

Diary of a broken mind Charles Aubrey Rogers

Few authors un-sell their book. However, I just want to be sensitive to those who might not be in the place to read it yet. A number of people have asked. And while there may be newly bereaved who need it and can read it, it could be triggering for some. This book is is memoir, not a grief book. So it’s not for everyone at any time. If you are currently not feeling very stable, for example, you’d may make the choice to wait.

For a preview to help you decide, the introduction is here.

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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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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...

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. … 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...