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.
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 … Read more...
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.
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 its place is an ocean-sized crater. He was one of … Read more...
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...
NEWS FROM BEACH GLASS BOOKS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ray McAllister, Ray@RayMcAllisterBooks.com
TO BE PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1 BY BEACH GLASS BOOKS
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...
I had to read it like it was a real book. When I was writing it, I was looking for places to rewrite, chapters to move or to add.
At first it was like I was reading someone else’s story but that didn’t last as long as I would have hoped.
It’s very surreal and it did rekindle the grief and made me pine for the days when Charles was a toddler and things were simpler. That’s kind of odd for a forward thinking person like myself. I’m not one for wanting things to be like the old days.
When you buy the book, due out Oct 1, 2019, and you receive it, hold it up in front of yourself and post that picture on Facebook with the hashtag #brokenmind.
I will be setting up a schedule to meet with book clubs locally, and by skype, zoom or google hangout for out-of-town groups. Terms can differ if it’s a large book club for a library or writer’s group. I will offer that book club sign up schedule to my subscribers … Read more...