So it’s getting closer – the book I spent six months writing is out on June 13th. It’s not an A-Z on how you do grief, it’s the story of Gemma Thomas – a life cut so cruelly short and how the boy and I navigated the first 12 months without her.
It’s not an easy read – it’s honest, it’s brutal in places; but it’s ultimately a story of finding hope and life again after having our world turned upside down.
People (I was one of them) tend to give grief books a miss because we’re still a society that likes to stick our fingers in our ears and hum loudly when it comes to death; but I hope this book will be read by those who haven’t experienced loss yet and it helps gives them a better understanding of just how life changing loss can be. And for those who have lost, I hope it gives them comfort and encouragement from knowing they’re not alone.
Ultimately I hope this is a book that honours our beautiful Gemma.
The foreword has been written by my mate Dan Walker and here are a few of his words about Love, Interrupted:
“What you’re about to read is a pretty brutal account of loss. Be careful where you open it. It will take you through the full range of human emotion and examine all the struggles and pitfalls along the way. But, and this is important, there is hope and peace in here – a peace ‘that passes understanding”.
I hate plugging it but if you’re interested in ordering it you can do so here: