About Grief

Grief has many faces. Catastrophic and life-changing, dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult events. Grieving is different for each person, but it is very necessary. Each of us is saying, “Good-bye” in our own way. It helps to know others experience similar feelings under similar situations. Seven Stages of Grief have been defined as: shock, denial, guilt, anger, depression (sorrow), bargaining, and acceptance.

Knowing where one is in the process is also helpful. Many people need to be reminded to take time to mourn and to feel their pain. It is all part of their healing process.

Next Event


March 1, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Kazoo Books Exhibit at the Kalamazoo Women’s Lifestyle Expo, Kalamazoo, MI.

March 2, 2019 – 10:30 – 11:30 am – Branch County District Library, Bronson, MI.

March 7 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sturgis Public Library, Hwy 66 (Nottawa St), Sturgis, MI.

March 11, 2019 1t 11:00-12 noon, St. Joseph County Enrichment Center, Franks Rd. Sturgis, MI.

Book Sales at Bingo!

I am so excited about the response I am getting to my new book. A week ago at Bingo the caller announced that there was a new author playing Bingo with them and that I would be at the Colon Library on Saturday for a “Meet the Author”Event. I sold four books at Bingo!

Last night I went back because a fifth woman had asked me to because she didn’t  bring extra money and she wanted one. When I got there one woman, who had bought two book last week, exclaimed, “I really am enjoying your book and so is my sister. You are a really good writer. You need to write more books!”

Several readers have said the same thing and encourage me to write another. My therapist said, “You have so many interesting stories and you need to write them down and publish them!”

Thank you all so much! I need to have these people writing reviews on I need 50 reviews there in order to reach my goal as a bestselling author.

Book Reviews

If you purchase my book from, please feel free to write a review on their website. They will only let buyers from their site post a review, so I would appreciate your help in getting the word out about my book. I think it is timely and contains a lot of helpful information to just about everyone.

Book Sales

Hi, I hope you feel as good as I do. Everyone keeps asking me, “How are your book sales?” I reply that I think they are good for being on the market only five weeks! Personally, I have sold twenty-five and I won’t know the online sales until they are reported on the 22nd o the month. I have made several contacts to schedule an event.
My second personal appearance will be this Saturday in the Colon Township Library, Colon Michigan, from 11-12 noon. If you are in the area, please come, I would love to meet you!
My third event will be at the Kalamazoo Women’s Lifestyle Expo on Friday, March 1, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. you can find me at the Kzoo Books exhibit where  I will be signing your purchase.

Book Review #2

Linda Rehmeyer wrote: “This book is a very good read. Lots of good advice concerning grief and “pulling yourself up again to start all over.” It has a lot of good advice for online dating (or any kind of dating). Shelby is a very interesting and talented writer! This is her first book. She lives in Sturgis. Come hear her speak on Saturday, February 12, 2019, at the Colon Township Library in Colon, MI.”

Learning to Dance in the Rain

This is my first book making me a new published author. Yay! This has been a goal of mine for about five years and is now a reality. The “Rain” in my title is about the sadness over the loss of my husband and the grieving period that followed. “Learning to Dance ” includes some of the activities, including learning to line dance, I have done to pull myself up out of the grieving period and to build a new life for myself.