Saturday, June 5, 2010

What's Next?

I have been asked this a lot lately. What's next? What will your next book cover? (I love these optimistic questions.)

I answer each time, "Either Grief Stories- 12 people, 12 Losses, or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Funeral." Grief Stories will be an in-depth look at a dozen life-changing deaths, and how the survivor got through it. The funeral book would look at some of the wild stories I heard while writing 20 Things. I think it's important for families to know that crazy things can go wrong and it won't ruin the service. We put such pressure on ourselves!

I'd also like to say thanks again to everyone who shared their stories with me so far. I wish everything could have been included in 20 Things, but that just wasn't possible. Please know, even if your name's not in the final product, you were heard. Every account affected the book. So, whether your quote is in print or not, you're in there.


  1. I do not know where to start. I would like to share with you. I lost my husband of 20 years December 30,2009.
    It is still hard to believe. Sometimes I think I am dreaming this.
    I would like to see your lists of questions.
    can you send them to me at
    Thank you.
    Glenda Slaughter

  2. Glenda- I just sent you an email.

    I'm glad you wrote. We'll talk:)


When someone dies, (other than attending the service), I do this for the family-