How To Say Goodbye – OUT TODAY
How to Say Goodbye is out today. It is a book that should never have been written, and, despite it being one of the most authentic and personal novels I’ve ever written, I so wish it didn’t exist.
It was motivated by the grief I felt after the sudden and tragic death of my dad Colin 18 months ago, and inspired by the female funeral director who organised his last goodbye.
The protagonist in How To Say Goodbye, Grace Salmon, is a funeral arranger. She lives a tiny existence. Her job is everything, she thinks giving people a perfect funeral is one of the most important things you can do.
Grace becomes obsessed with a young woman killed in a road crash, forcing her to step out of the shadows and start living.
After all, you only get once chance at saying goodbye.
The novel is out today, and dad is on every page.
It would mean the world to me if you’d take a look. I’ve been blown away by the support from others, especially those who are sadly in the ‘grief club’ and understand the devastating rollercoaster of emotions you go on after losing someone you love.
I think this will be a publication day unlike any of my previous ones. There will be plenty of tears, moments of ‘look at what I did!’ and disbelief that dad isn’t soaking it all in with me. I’ll certainly be raising a glass to him and to you for being on this crazy journey with me. Thank you xx
A behind the scenes look at how I manage to recreate the cover of my latest novel The Best Is Yet To Come! Work it, cover girl.
The Best Is Yet To Come – my sixth novel is now out in the world!
Yesterday I went back to where it all began – the funeral home where my brother and I sat disbelieving on that cold November morning about to discuss plans for our dad’s cremation.
I’ve posted on here before about blog posts I never expected to write but this one is so utterly unreal I’m not sure how to even begin…
365 days without hearing your voice. Without seeing your name pop up on my phone list of recent calls. Without hugs, hearing your laugh or seeing you smile.
So, that was my year, now over to you. Thank you for following along on this bumpy ride called my life, buying my books and spreading the word.