Grief Diaries Anthology Series

I am honored to be a member and co-author of the Grief Diaries Anthology Series.  These books literally touch your heart and bring a sense of compassion and cohesiveness, as individuals share their experiences through grief and loss, on a myriad of topics.

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Grief Diaries is a village of people helping people. We’re contributors, experts, coaches, authors and healers who raise awareness about stigmatized experiences, and help people just like you through advice, comfort and hope.

Grief Diaries is a groundbreaking series of anthology books featuring true stories about stigmatized experiences. When we share stories, our written words become a portable support group for others who share our path, and help raise awareness and shed insight into our experiences.

Sharing our stories through different hardships touches the hearts of both reader and writer. It is comforting to know someone else understands the shoes we walk in, and the struggles we face along the way. It helps us to feel less alone. Now over 500 writers strong in 11 countries, Grief Diaries is open to everyone and your story will become a permanent part of literary history alongside others who share your path.”

Created by international bestselling author and bereaved mother Lynda Cheldelin Fell, the series began with eight titles covering different losses shared by over a hundred people spanning six countries. Following the successful launch of the first eight titles in December 2015, organizations and individuals around the world began asking Lynda to create titles to help raise awareness specific to their cause such as domestic violence, self harm, rape, and more. More than thirty titles are now in the works, each a collection of stories written by people around the world who walk the same journey.  — Sharon  Ehlers

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CRITICALLY IMPORTANT . . . I want to say to Lynda that what you are doing is so critically important. – DR. BERNICE A. KING, Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King

INSPIRATIONAL . . . Grief Diaries: Loss by Impaired Driving is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. By sharing their stories, the reader will learn the true devastation that impaired driving causes, and perhaps find inspiration and a renewed sense of comfort as they move through their own journey. — CANDACE LIGHTNER, Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving

HONESTY . . . The survivors speak honestly and articulately about the wide spectrum of human emotions that they encountered on their path in support of their lost loved ones. — JAY HOWELL, Co-founder, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

STUNNING . . . Delving into the deepest recesses of the heartbroken, the reader easily identifies with the diverse collection of stories and richly colored threads of profound love that create a stunning read full of comfort and hope. — DR. GLORIA HORSLEY, Founder & President of Open to Hope Foundation

DEEPLY INTIMATE . . . Loss of a Parent is a deeply intimate, authentic collection of narratives that speak to the powerful, often ambiguous, and wide spectrum of emotions that arise from the loss of one’s mother or father. I so appreciate the vulnerability and truth embedded in these stories, which honor and bear witness to the many forms of bereavement that arise in the aftermath of parental death. — DR. ERICA GOLDBLATT HYATT, Chair of Psychology, Bryn Athyn College