Friday, September 7, 2012

Suicide Prevention Day - Monday, September 10

In honor of Suicide Prevention Day, my publisher Mike O'Mary of Dream of Things is offering free Kindle copies of my memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On: A Mother's Memoir of Living with Her Son's Suicide and Surviving His Suicide. Here's what he says:

Hello Friends!

I have a couple of updates for you...

First of all, next Monday, September 10, is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, and on September 8, 9 & 10, Amazon will be giving away free copies of the Kindle edition of Madeline Sharples’ Leaving the Hall Light On

Madeline’s memoir is an informative and inspiring
story about the circumstances surrounding her son’s suicide, and about how she and her family have been affected. 
Here’s what Fran Edstrom of the American Association of Suicidology had to say:

"Sharples tells it like it is, baring her soul to the reader. In doing so, she allows the reader to address and ponder the usually unspoken side of coping with mental illness and suicide. I recommend this book
to suicide survivors and to mental health professionals. Sharples is much more honest about what it is like to survive suicide than most patients and clients allow themselves to be.”

Also, for those of you in the Chicago area, I want to invite you to meet Madeline and Dina Kucera, author of Everything I Never Wanted to Everything I Never Wanted To Be, when they come to Chicago on September 16 to be guests on WGN’s “The Sunday Papers” with Rick Kogan. That afternoon, they will be at Open Books in the River North area of Chicago, and that evening they will be at Waterline Writers in Batavia. The Waterline Writers event will also feature Robin Metz (winner of the Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Award), Adrienne Novy and Frank Rutledge in a reading/discussion titled “Loss and Profit: Writing from Personal Tragedy.”

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, click on the following links:

 Sun Sept 16, 2 pm: Open Books, Chicago, IL - info on Facebook
 or Eventbrite <>

 Sun Sept 16, 7 pm: Waterline Writers, Batavia, IL - info on Facebook
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If you are NOT in the Chicago area, you can see video of the Waterline Writers event at a few days after the event.


Mike O’Mary

Thanks so much, Mike, for all that you do.

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