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Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss By Suicide Wins Third Award

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FERNDALE, Wash. – Nov. 28, 2016 – PRLog — AlyBlue Media announced today that two books from the Grief Diaries series earned Finalist Awards, the equivalent of a silver medal, for the 2016 Best Books Awards released last week by i310 Media Group in Los Angeles.

The national contest yielded over 2,000 entries from mainstream and independent publishers which were then narrowed down to Winners and Finalists. Surviving Loss by Suicide, authored by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Sharon Ehlers, earned the Finalist Award in the Anthology – NonFiction category. Loss by Impaired Driving, authored by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Bill & Julie Downs, earned the Finalist Award in the Health – Death & Dying category.

“The 2016 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the Best Book Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season,” Jeffrey Keen, president of i310 Media Group says of the awards.

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape. Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Wiley, McGraw Hill, Rowman and Littlefield, Forge Books, National Geographic, American Cancer Society and hundreds of independent houses including AlyBlue Media contributed to this year’s outstanding competition.

Keen adds, “Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

The two Finalist Awards brings the total count of literary awards to four for Grief Diaries since launching eleven months ago.

AlyBlue Media donates a portion of retail profits from every book to nonprofit organizations.

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Finding Hope After Two Suicides

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I have been very blessed to have met Lynda Cheldelin Fell through the Grief Diaries book anthology, which she created to raise awareness about relevant societal topics impacting millions. Lynda was kind enough to share on her Blog my own story of hope after the suicides of two of my loved ones:

https://lyndacheldelinfell.tumblr.com/post/150542489850/finding-hope-after-two-suicides

 


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Suicide Book in Popular Grief Diaries Series Earns Second Literary Award

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SEATTLE – Oct. 4, 2016 – PRLog — AlyBlue Media announced today that “Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide” has won a second national literary award. The anthology is one title in the popular Grief Diaries book series created by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, an award-winning author and founder of the National Grief & Hope Coalition.

Named a Finalist by Book Excellence Awards hosted by Literary Excellence Inc., the silver medal award comes with a prize package worth $1,500. Entries are judged on the design and quality of writing.

Authored by Cheldelin Fell along with certified grief recovery specialist and reiki master Sharon Ehlers, the book features stories from 12 women whose lives have been impacted by the suicide of a loved one. The stories are shared to help others struggling with the same loss find comfort and healing, as well as help society gain greater understanding and insight.

“Every year we lose more than 42,000 loved ones to suicide just in the United States alone. Because the stigma surrounding such a death leads to underreporting, that number sadly is a low estimate,” said Cheldelin Fell. “It’s my hope that sharing these stories will bring greater awareness and help families and individuals who lose a loved one to suicide feel less alone in the aftermath.” A portion of proceeds from the sale of Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide is donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Grief Diaries series features true stories about real life journeys shared by people around the world. Since publishing the first eight titles in December 2015, more than 450 writers from across the globe have contributed, resulting in 16 titles in print in just nine months. According to AlyBlue Media, 14 additional titles are due by December and an additional 20 are slated to be published in 2017.

The series tackles a wide spectrum of topics including loss, alcoholism, addiction, mental illnesses, infertility, rape, eating disorders, bullying, and more. The series has earned acclaim from some of the world’s most notable experts including Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King; Candace Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving; and Carolyn Costin, founder of Monte Nido Treatment Centers. “The brave individuals who share their truth in this book do it for the benefit of all,” she said.

The Grief Diaries series is available in more than 40,000 retail outlets around the world. For more information about Grief Diaries, visit www.griefdiaries.com.

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