East Jewett, NY (PressExposure) January 09, 2008 -- Author radio interview and advance review copies available upon request
Death and grief leave the surviving family members devastated and lacking understanding, not only the caregiver or spouse, but the children left behind.
A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss is the author's personal struggle following the year-long illness and subsequent death of her husband due to esophageal cancer.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, in the US alone, 32% of women aged 55 and older are widows. 9% of men in the same age group are widowers, and yet, grief is many times only moderately understood or talked about. Even though the author wrote this story as a catharsis for herself, she came to realize that other widows needed to read it, and be comforted to know they are not alone in their experiences.
Despite challenges that arise when things fall apart, the author can attest to the fact that with loss, there is eventually new strength, purpose and dignity, and a chance to rediscover the person you were always meant to be.
A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss is a tribute to survival and renewal as loved ones redefine the family unit, minus one.
Elaine Williams is available for radio interviews, nationally by phone "A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss" by Elaine Williams OnWings Press, $13.95 ISBN#978-0-9801108-0-7 Available June 2008