I am not sure that I can adequately express the Gratitude that I have for all of you who have offered your support and stories for the book on sibling grief.

The emails in which you share just a little glimpse into your loss, and in some cases losses, have brought me to tears and have reaffirmed why I need to do this.

I knew this was something I HAD to do but then to have you tell me I'm the right person to do it, well I am honored, and humbled, that you would share your stories with me.  This is just the beginning of the process and there is still much work to be done, but I just had to express my Gratitude for your willingness to share with me.

I have responded to all requests to help, so if you have not heard back from me, please let me know as my email may have gone to junk mail.

Sibling Grief – I need your help

In May, 1989, my brother John died.  He was 18, I was just shy of 22.  It was difficult navigating the world of grief.  I tried to find information on how you are 'supposed' to grieve, but there weren't many resources out there for siblings.  I went to Compassionate Friends meetings, but they were really focused on parents.

So for many years now, I have wanted to write a book dealing with sibling grief.  There are not a lot of resources out there for siblings.  Plenty for parents, but not us.

I would like to get other people who have also dealt with sibling grief to help with this project.  If you know anyone who has lost a sibling, before the age of 30, I would like to talk to them about their experiences...if they are up for it.  Please have them contact me directly at  No I do not have any kind of book deal nor have I even pursued that yet.  I just feel this is something I have to do and the rest will fall into place.