My book is featured on the Virginia Library Website

I hope you will allow me a braggy moment. Book sales tend to sag when I’m not speaking at conferences so this was a welcome surprise.

When libraries in Virginia are open again, people will be able to check the book out of the library. And it’s nice to be featured and you can see it here.

If you’ve read the book, please leave a review and recommend it to a friend who needs it. My heart and soul is between those book covers.

If you’ve not read it, here’s where you can find it.

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Get a personalized signed copy

“Months later, I am still feeling the effects of Diary of a Broken Mind….I lost my own son to suicide 15 years ago, and although I have read so many books about this kind of loss, nothing has touched me as deeply as this.” —-Mea

Want a personalized signed copy of my book?

This will be a signed copy plus a personalized message with your name, or the name of someone you list. And you can say what message you want if you want that. Where it say’s “Name for personalization” below the paypal button is where you … Read more...

Reading: Diary of a Broken Mind. The Day After

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Video below

Have you gotten your copy yet? Diary of a Broken Mind. Video is here on YouTube. Please share!

If you’ve read it, please leave a review on Amazon or Good Reads.

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Book signing was a success

Hosted by Jennifer Huffman at Richmond Wellness Center, we had the intimate book signing event I was hoping for. Fifteen at first, and then seventeen people later, joined us as I spoke and then had a worthwhile discussion with group members. A small group offered the opportunity to really catch up.

Then two people showed up randomly who thought that Richmond First Friday was being held at the location. First Friday is an event where artistic and creative shop owners keep their stores open on the first Friday of the month.

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Auditions for audiobook are posted

The Diary of a Broken Mind ebook should be out later this month. It’s been uploaded and it’s being formatted now.

The publisher is going to upload it so it’s available worldwide so that my international subscribers can get the book. A few of you from Germany, Canada, the UK, Australia, and India have asked. Thank you for your interest.

The paperback is back in stock at Barnes & Noble

Yay! So it sold out three times online at this outlet which is pretty exciting.

Link to the auditions

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When Charles’ depression moved in, his self-esteem moved out

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It was in second grade and I was meeting with Charles’ teacher. The teacher mentioned that my youngest child had a great foundation of self-esteem. He said it would benefit him later in life. He was funny, smart, self-confident although rarely well prepared for class and always slow to get his materials out.

But despite that, his grades were good.

It was around fifth grade that his confidence started to erode and his anxiety started to escalate. The rubber hits the road in fifth grade. A lot is expected of ten years olds and all of the organization required was … Read more...

What advice do you feel like Charles would give right now?

Question from a high school student after one of my presentations.

That’s a tough one. (For those of you who don’t know, Charles is my son who died by suicide and I often speak to youth about mental health.)

To answer the question, I think he’d say be true to yourself and follow your passion.

Charles asked me once, “Mom are you following your passion?” I hesitated and then he said, “If you are taking that long to answer, you aren’t.

“You should follow your heart,” said the child with the world’s biggest heart.

So I did.

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Upcoming events

Just want to let all of you know what’s happening this week. So I’m not sitting at a table by myself.

MEDIA EVENT: Virginia This Morning
WTVR
3301 W Broad St, Richmond, VA , 23230
Thu, 11/14/2019
9:00 am-10:00 am

BOOK SIGNING: Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
5501 West Broad Street , Richmond, VA , 23230
Thu, 11/14/2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

BOOK SIGNING: Book People Richmond VA
Book People
536 Granite Ave # A, Richmond , VA , 23226
Sat, 11/16/2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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Book Club Request Form

Do you want me to speak to your book club (or some other group) about my book, Diary of a Broken Mind?

If you are local, we could meet in town. And if not, we can meet by skype, zoom, or google hangout.

If the form below is not showing up, too skinny or too something, it’s also here. I look forward to seeing you and your group.

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I could use your reviews

If you have finished the book, Diary of a Broken Mind, please leave a review. Thank you so much. Pick one! Leave one wherever you have an account. Barnes & Noble ordered more books, however, it’s not yet reflected on their website. I hope it gets resolved soon. ):

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