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If you lost a sibling who was an active duty soldier at the time of his or her death, please complete this online survey. Siblings often don’t get a voice in family studies but this is an opportunity for you to be heard. www.militarysurvivorstudy.org.
On 12-12-12, Michelle Linn-Gust’s birthday, she writes in the Naperville Sun about her new book and the path her life is taking as she goes forward toward more than writing and speaking about grief and loss .
Conversations with the Water: A Memoir of Cultivating Hope, Michelle Linn-Gust’s newest work and her final book about grief and loss will be released on 12-12-12. In 2011, Michelle took up surfing, something she always dreamed of but never thought she would, and watched her life change around her. This is her inspiring journey as she reflects back on her life with Denise, the importance of water in her relationship with her sister, and where she goes from here as she moves beyond speaking and writing about grief and loss. The book is available for pre-order with free shipping through 12-12-12 at www.inspirebymichelle.com.
Chellehead Works is offering FREE shipping on any order at www.chelleheadworks.com through April 4. Don’t miss out on this great offer to receive messages of hope in the mail. All seven of Michelle Linn Gust’s books are available there including Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling.
The holidays can be one of the most difficult times during the year after a suicide loss. Watch Michelle Linn-Gust discuss some ways to ease the pain and remember our loved ones during this time on this video.
Michelle will be signing books on September 21 in Lexington, Kentucky, at Joseph-Beth (see the Facebook event link here). She also will sign books in her hometown Naperville, Illinois, on September 29 at Anderson’s Bookshop (see the Facebook event link here).
Research participants needed: We are exploring how family relationships are affected by the death of a sibling due to suicide. The purpose of this project is to help families that may face such a loss in the future. Participation involves one 30-40 min. telephone interview. To qualify for this research, you must have lost a sibling to suicide and have been in touch with at least one parent before the loss. Participants under age 18 must have parental consent. If willing to participate please contact Ashley Matthys at (507) 272-7123 or email@example.com with questions. Each participant who completes an interview will receive $25.00 for assistance with this research.
The Australian Pen Pal, Michelle Linn-Gust’s first fiction novel, has been released as an ebook. Read more about it on Facebook here and stay tuned to later in the summer when Sisters: The Karma Twist is released, a novel that chronicles a sister’s suicide and subsequent grief journey.
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