“Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal” Selected as Runner-Up in the 2013 Beach Book Festival Awards

July 18, 2013

This honest account of a personal grief journey inspires others with hope as it provides valuable insight for rebuilding a life after a loss.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) July 18, 2013

Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal is the Runner-Up in the 2013 Beach Book Festival in the Autobiography category. This honest account of a personal grief journey inspires others with hope as it provides valuable insight for rebuilding a life after a loss.

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Selected as Runner-Up in the category of Autobiography, this story of grief and the journey forward after loss provides readers with an honest view into the sudden death of a spouse and the challenges a survivor faces in the days, months and years ahead. Dettmann’s book about her own struggles and triumphs in facing the sudden death of her 54 year-old husband is endorsed and recommended by Marty Tousley, a nationally certified bereavement counselor with Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ and by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Founder of the national grief foundation Open to Hope in Palo Alto, CA.

Many national and local organizations and publications have recognized the book’s value and shared positive endorsements and reviews including the following:

“Diane’s personal grief experience presented with transparency, care and humor gave our grief group a sense of hope and some tools to take home with them.” Lara Shea, Aftercare Director, “Kok Funeral Homes” Cottage Grove, MN

“I am grateful that Diane had the courage to share her personal story so honestly and openly with other widows who will read her book and gain from Diane’s experience.” Marty Tousley, Certified Grief Counselor, Phoenix, AZ.

“A moving account of a journey through grief that provides comfort and hope to those in the midst of their own grief. I will definitely recommend it to my counseling clients.” Melissa Campbell, Caregiver Counselor, Saint Paul, MN.

In 2012, Barnes and Noble’s Small Press Department reviewed the book positively and added the title to their stores’ database. Diane is also a speaker and presenter to both large nationwide bookstores as well as independent bookstores and survivor groups.

Promoting Twenty-Eight Snow Angels through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and her own website and blog, her book has inspired hope and inspiration in others facing a loss. Her sales are driven by speaking engagements, presentations, bookstore events, interviews and articles online and in print publications. Dettmann believes, “Starting over has its challenges, but with determination you can get through them—that’s the strength of the human spirit.”

About the Book

Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,online bookstores and through various independent booksellers.



About the Author

Diane Dettmann’s experience as a literacy staff developer and trainer in the St. Paul Public Schools provided her with skills as a presenter, instructor and writer. She is a contributing author for the national Women’s Voices for Change, an online news and information website based in New York, NY and for Open to Hope, a grief foundation in Palo Alto, CA. She is also the co-author of Miriam Daughter of Finnish Immigrants.

Diane's Website at: http://www.outskirtspress.com/snowangels

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