Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

They Were Still Born: New Book Givewaway

I  received my long-awaited copy of the new stillbirth anthology They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth on Saturday.




Yes, I'm a contributing writer, and I'm pleased to say my chapter, What No One Tells You is the first chapter in the book. Contributors include Kara L.C. Jones (aka, Mother Henna), Angie Yingst (still life 365), Joanne Cacciatore (the MISS Foundation), and Sherokee Ilse (Wintergreen Press), among others. The book is edited by the fabulous Janel Atlas who lost her daughter Bea, and has a foreword by Elizabeth McCracken (An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination).

If you'd like to receive a copy of this book, leave your name in the comments section below, as well as the name of the baby in your life who was still born. Contest will remain open until December 3rd, when I will draw one winner's name out of a hat.

13 comments:

Liz said...

i would love to read this. my daughter Aquila was born still on dec 19th 2009

Susan said...

I would love to read this book.. My beautiful son, Aidan Donan, was stillborn on August 1, 2010

Ceil said...

Looking forward to this read. Mother of Kai Jackson, born still June 12, 2010 at 40 weeks.

Mirne said...

My daughter Freyja was stillborn on 25 July 2006 at 28 weeks.

Raquel said...

I'll definitely be reading this book. My son Sidney was stillborn on July 20th 2010.

Monica H said...

I don't read many loss books much anymore, but this is one I'd love to have.

For Sam- August 15, 2006
For Jack- February 21, 2007

Thank you!

Megan Warren said...

I look forward to reading this -

Brendan - 19 April 1999
Kavyn Brian - 31 January 2002
Alex Spencer - 17 February 2005

Pookey and Me,,, said...

I would love to give this book as a gift--my very dear friend's son Lucas was born sleeping in June of 2006...it's hard to believe that he would be in first grade already...

Hope's Mama said...

I would love a copy to donate to my local hospital. I have already purchased a copy and was just enthralled by it. Your chapter in particular was AMAZING.
My daughter's name is Hope and she was born still at 40 weeks 5 days on August 19, 2008.
Thank you.
xo

cullensblessings said...

What an amazing compilation of writers, stories and precious souls. Love and light- Leslie mother of Cullen Liam, born still on September 11, 2010

Momma bear said...

I'd LOVE this book.......
my Mackenzie was stillborn June 30< 1995

Misha said...

My name is Michelle,
I see that I have missed the draw date....but thought I would leave my name anyway. My beautiful girl Zoe was just born August 2nd. We are winding our way still through the myriad of emotion. My blog is www.kainyn.blogspot.com if you want to read more about our story. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Moms with empty arms please know that They Were Still Born has a facebook page where you can communicate with some of the authors. https://www.facebook.com/pages/They-Were-Stillborn-Personal-Stories-About-Stillbirth/129824190382155?notif_t=page_user_activity