September 2, 2018 2 minute read
Hello, blog readers.
It’s been a while since I’ve shown myself around this part of the web and if you don’t follow me on Instagram, where I do most of my blogging, then you might be a little confused. So let me bring you up to speed.
I am currently writing my first book.
It’s a memoir about my first child, Reid, who was born still at 40 weeks due to an undetected true knot in his umbilical cord. So this memoir is also about my transition into motherhood through the lens of grief, about learning to absorb this grief into my daily life, and about how I started to find joy again from the depths of my sorrow.
I have been working with the amazing team at Greystone Books in an unofficial capacity since June of 2016 when we first started to talk about this memoir, and officially since March of 2017 when I signed a book deal for it. That they have put their faith in me, a first time author, is something I am so grateful for. There are millions of other families whose stories involve the death of a beloved child during pregnancy, birth, or the neonatal period. Devastatingly, there will be more. I hope that some of what I have shared in this book might help to create the kind of awareness that could reduce this number. I also hope that this account of my personal experience can bring some form of healing to those that identify with it, as writing it has certainly brought healing to me.
We are aiming for a spring 2020 publication date. This seems quite far away but will actually require main edits and copy editing and proofing to all be done by the end of 2019, and leave me with a finished advance copy in my hands by January of 2020!
This book, plus other life changes, means this website has been a little neglected. I hope to be coming back here a little more as time allows (now that we are in the somewhat more manageable editing phase), and in the meantime will continue to share in small doses as I’m able over on my Instagram account.
As always, thank you for supporting me here! Please stay in touch and feel free to reach out with any questions you might have. I might not be quick about it, but I would love to chat.