Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Write Way to Grieve, Journaling Through the Aftermath of a Suicide by Terri Johnson

 Terri Johnson recently published her first book, The Write Way to GrieveJournaling Through the Aftermath of a Suicide.  It was released via Covenant Books in March, 2018.  She will be participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center on November 17th and 18th, 2018.  Her book is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and e-books.
The Write Way to Grieve was written over a twenty seven year period that chronicles the author's  personal journey through grief when her youngest son, Ryan, committed suicide at school, at the age of fourteen. The family was living in Palm Bay, Florida at the time of Ryan’s death.  Her story uses her personal journals, prose and poetry as she struggled to cope with the guilt, social stigma and unanswered questions associated with suicide.  She wrote this book to inform others of suicide awareness, prevention and intervention so Ryan’s death would not be in vain.  For her, writing was the way she dealt with grief.
Terri Johnson is currently living in Winter Haven, Florida, but still has strong connections to the Melbourne area, having grown up on Indialantic, and graduated from Melbourne High School.  Her 97-year-young Dad still calls Melbourne home, and her ties are still there with him and other long term friendships that were developed during the many years of growing up and raising children there.  The repercussions of a suicide are devastating.  On November 29th of this year Ryan will be gone twenty eight years.  Terri looks look forward to participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair to share her story with others, and offer hope for fellow survivors.

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