I tell some stories I’ve not told before in this radio show. We talked a lot about the link between addiction and suicide. It’s an hour. And you can take us on your walk.… Read more...
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A mother’s story, a sons Suicide and the haunting lyrics he left behind. This memoir answers the why behind Charles Aubrey Rogers’ addiction and suicide. It is the relatable story of what lead to his suicide at age 20. Charles’ lyrics are every other chapter. This book is an international book awards finalist and nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary award. TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains emotional content and themes include mental illness, addiction, grief
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.
This is my acknowledgment page from my book. It’s who helped me get it published.
This is my first book and was both a labor of love and therapy for my grieving soul. Writing it was agony at times but growth and self-discovery was more than worth the tears invested. I began writing it in my head the day after my son killed himself because the story stalked me and wouldn’t let go. Prior to typing the first word, my tribe at Emotionally Naked (EmotionallyNaked.com) encouraged me to write a book; it was one thousand blog posts and two and … Read more...
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.Read more...
We did the first round of auditions today for the audiobook. And the ebook is up online in all countries there is an amazon. If your country is not listed below, go to your Amazon site and search for, “diary of a broken mind anne moss rogers.”
It will be on iTunes soon. And … Read more...
Buy the book, Diary of a Broken Mind.
Read the story at WTVR here. Video below. Greg and Cole spent a lot of time putting this together and I appreciate they put the hotline numbers on the news show. I’m so honored to be one of Greg’s Heroes Among Us for a second time, his award-winning segment. Resource pages here.
USA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline call 988
USA Crisis Text 741-741
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for Veterans call 988, press 1
USA Crisis Line for LGBTQ Youth, call 1-866-488-7386
USA Crisis Text for LGBTQ Youth 678-678
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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.… Read more...
This book is a departure. It is a departure, certainly, for Beach Glass Books. Our catalogue is replete with coastal books and historical books. We have published children’s books and books of true crime and essays, with novels on the way.
But never have we published a book like this.
Few have. This book is a departure even from others that one might think are in the genre. Books about the suicides of young people are available. But books that take a reader deep into the life of a family whose child dies by suicide, with … 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.
It is for those … Read more...
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.
Michele Y, Kansas City, MO
Linda R, Midlothian, VA… Read more...
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...
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...
You guys made me do this! So here’s my ask.
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...