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Amber Lea Easton: Free Fall, a memoir

In an instant my husband stripped away my identity as wife, stay-at-home mom, and best friend. With his suicide, our world changed forever. He’d been the center of our universe, but then he was gone.

Grief is a dark journey, one often tainted with judgment and false perceptions. Add the word ‘suicide’ to the mix and more complications arise. This memoir, Free Fall, is intended for those who may be facing their own tragedy and feeling alone, hopeless, confused, scared, and misunderstood.

Free Fall is the journey of piecing our lives back together—overcoming children’s anxiety as we traversed the brutal grief and trauma process, learning to say the words ‘widow’ and ‘single mom’ without cringing, surviving the fall out with friends and family who simply couldn’t understand our healing process, triumphing over the stigma of ‘suicide’, forgiving my husband, and finding peace after chaos.

Free Fall is for widows, widowers, parents, survivors of suicide, family members or friends of one who mourns. This story is for anyone who needs encouragement that there is another side to grief. There is. We’re there now. We’re looking back and holding our hands out to you saying, “hang in there, you’re not alone, and you’ll get here, too.”

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The Sunday Bulletin is Here: P. Creeden on Switching Gears in College

When I was entered college at 17 years old, I had one goal in mind. I was going to be a veterinarian, just like Melody in Love’s New Hope. But unlike Melody, it wasn’t tragedy that made me switch gears in college, it was growing up.

When I was young, I had two loves: Storytelling, and animals. Writing and storytelling are hard-work, and discipline. Animals make us more empathetic and in tune with the needs of another. Naturally, I drifted more toward working with animals, pets, and horses, and found less time for writing and storytelling.

So when I went to college at Virginia Tech, I set my sights on becoming a veterinarian. But while in school, I also took several English and creative writing courses. I found my love for storytelling again. I ended up switching majors and getting my degree in Creative Writing instead, but I kept a minor in equestrian studies and took several classes at the school of veterinary medicine.


The Sunday Bulletin is Here: P. Creeden on Switching Gears in College

Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker gives an insider’s view of FBI’s elite serial crime unit.

By elisecooper516: TalkTuesday With Retired FBI Agent John Douglas

Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker gives an insider’s view of FBI’s elite serial crime unit.

Douglas was the youngest agent not just as a lecturer at Quantico, but also at FBI Headquarters. His resume is impressive having spent four years in the military, holds numerous graduate degrees, was a member of the SWAT team, a hostage negotiator, and the FBI’s criminal profiler pioneer.


NaNoWriNO (for me, at least). |

“Are you doing NaNo this year?” I’ve been asked this question dozens of times in the past couple of weeks. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has sort of become a juggernaut…

Look, word of advice–do NaNo or don’t do it, fantastic. But if you do it, do NOT beat yourself up if you don’t make your word count. Seriously. You have a life and probably a job that pays your bills, and a family to think of. Remember, you are NOT an “aspiring writer” if you’re actually WRITING.

Writers write.

Are you writing?

Good, you’re a writer. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

NaNoWriNO (for me, at least). |

C. G. Cooper – Author Interview with Robert Dugoni

I have several of Dugoni’s ebooks and will be glad to lend them to you.

Nasty Women Poets anthology – Cinthia Ritchie

Source: Nasty Women Poets anthology – Cinthia Ritchie