Diary of a Broken Mind named an International Book Award Finalist

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Beach Glass Books and Emotionally Naked LLC are proud to announce that 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, has been named a 2020 International Book Awards (ABA) Finalist. The book had already recieved a 2020 Library of Virginia Literary Award nomination, with those results being announced at the end of 2020.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest had over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers … Read more...

Reading: Diary of a Broken Mind. The Day After

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Where can you help with this blog or promoting the book?

October 1, 2019 is the publish date for the book. And since you guys have been asking, I made a quick list of how you can help me with the blog and the book and de-stigmatize mental illness, addiction, suicide and grief. Pick one or more than one. It’s up to you. Whatever you do helps.

Encourage people to join the subscriber tribe list to win an advance copy of the book, a post publish copy of the book, or just because you think it could help them or the cause. You can share this page.

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Book is back from the editor

I met with my publisher today, Beach Glass Books, and got the thumb drive with the suggested edits. I liked a lot of her ideas so far. Both the publisher and editor feel the book will do well. How well? Who knows. I can’t even predict that.

At this point I have a really big list and two weeks to get it done. Yikes.

Deep breath. I can do this.

I need to go through it and make some decisions and then I have to get someone to do a final proofing. So it’s a proofing after the editing. Meanwhile, … Read more...

Book draft first print. Off my computer

This is a first draft of my book. Printed on my computer. My goal, for which you are going to hold me accountable, is to finish this book and be ready to look for publishers in the fall.

It’s so different having it all printed out. The story takes on a whole new meaning. I think I’ll need a box of kleenex while marking this up. But it’s all good.

Charles is my co-author since his published and unpublished lyrics are included as his part of the story. It shows how the mind of someone who suffered from addiction, depression, … Read more...

Just finished first draft of my book

Wow. I did it. First draft. By no means done but for the most part I had a working draft! Once I got started, I just went with it. Now the part where I need to market it to publishers. But first figure out which ones I might like to work with.

The book is co-written by my late son, Charles Aubrey Rogers, and features a lot of his lyrics as chapters. It’s inside the mind of someone who suffers mental illness, addiction and has frequent thoughts of suicide. I had no idea until I read his notebooks how … Read more...

So I’m working on a book

It’s nonfiction, memoir style I guess. I’ve never done this. I’ve written ebooks for marketing–about 30 pages or so. At first it was so daunting but then, fortunately, an acquaintance of mine connected me with a writer named Susan, in Maine with whom I meet by phone.

She has written a book and her new one is about grief. She lost a brother. Her advice has been so valuable. And given that it’s a two-way street, I’m helping her start to market herself because that’s my expertise.

There are a lot of other things I need to do to get … Read more...