Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway - When Will It Stop Hurting?: One Man's Journey Through Grief by Glenn Cameron

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for When Will It Stop Hurting?: One Man's Journey Through Grief by Glenn Cameron. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: When Will It Stop Hurting?: One Man's Journey Through Grief
Author: Glenn Cameron
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: July 28th 2019
Print Length: 77 pages
Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction
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Crystle was the love of his life. For thirty-six years they had done everything together. As retirement approached all he could think of was spending even more time with his beautiful wife, growing old together. Just three years earlier they had sold their home in the Toronto area and moved to Niagara in preparation for retirement. Then on her 58th birthday, Crystle was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. A terminal diagnosis that Glenn never allowed himself to accept. But just eight months later she had succumbed to her illness and Glenn was thrust into a time filled with uncontrolled grief that seemed to almost suffocate him. This is his real life story. He shares the raw emotions and the dark places he visited in his mind. His story will make you laugh and cry. It will makes you cherish your loved ones. You will be uplifted as you follow his path in overcoming grief. His inspirational story will provide comfort and hope to others struggling with grief.

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
There never seemed to be any tears in my restless sleep. But that was not the case once I was fully awake. Tears poured from me to the point I wondered how I could not be dehydrated. Coffee and tears are not a good combination for anyone looking to be hydrated. In defence of my tears, I will say that I welcomed them. I would sit with pictures of Crystle and allow the memories to cascade over me. So many tears would flow. I have learned through this journey that science explains that when we cry emotional tears, we release chemicals that help ward off stress. I came to rely on those times when I would just sit and cry, and I eventually stopped feeling like this was somehow a sign of weakness. It became a time of release and refreshment.

There is a parable telling of a woman who sought help of a sage after the death of her child. She was told to seek out and find a mustard seed from a family that had never known sorrow to release her from her grief. The story says she travelled all over the world and while she did not find the mustard seed, she found understanding, compassion, and friendship. This was another step in my journey through grief. Another blow delivered to the beast.

When I realized that many of the people I encountered every day have also experienced the pain and sorrow of grief, it was cathartic. Even the happy couple walking hand in hand had probably experienced loss. I was not alone. No matter how far and wide I may search, I, too, would never find the mustard seed of a family without sorrow. But I did find compassion, caring, and love.

What follows in the forthcoming chapters is the story of my journey through grief. Again, I hope that everyone who reads my story will find that some small portion of it may help them as they make their way on their own journey through grief.

Here is my story.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I grew up in Canada’s east coast and moved to Toronto in my late teens. I was ready to sow my wild oats in the big city. But I met Crystle on a blind date and everything changed. I knew she was the love of my life. I have a business degree from the University of New Brunswick and I have worked in the information technology sector much of my working career. That hardly is credentials for an author, but life makes us all experts, even in areas we may prefer not to hold that title. When Crystle passed my life was forever changed. My grief was so overwhelming I felt I needed to share my story and if even one person is inspired to defeat grief then my writing career will be a success.

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GIVEAWAY:
Glenn Cameron will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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30 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting my book today!

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  2. This sounds like a book that would be helpful for many people.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  4. Sounds like a sweet love story. Congrats on your release.

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  5. This sounds like a very good book.

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  6. How long was the writing process?

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    1. The actual writing to the point I submitted a manuscript to the publisher was only about two months. Another two months working with the editors to refine the script.

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  7. This looks like a fantastic read!

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  8. My husband just got stage 4 cancer. I hope I don't have to deal with grief.

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  9. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  10. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  11. Nice cover. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I like the cover! It sets the tone for the book!

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  13. This memoir sounds like an emotional read for both the reader and the author. Perfect cover for this read.

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  14. Rated 4 out 5 stars by IndieReader. "A powerful personal account of one man's mourning process, WHEN WILL IT STOP HURTING? offers hope to those who have lost loved ones and feel trapped in a forest of grief."

    Hope you check out Glenn's wonderful book!

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  15. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  16. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss, and I hope writing the book provided you with some comfort.

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  18. Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing!

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