COMING SOON – Lost Dreams

ISBN 978-0-9906438-4-5

Launch date and book signing: Wednesday, January 11, 2017     4:00-7:00 pm

Cocina 214     151 E Welbourne Avenue     Winter Park, FL 32789     407-790-7997

Lost Dreams will be available in paperback and Kindle eBook at Amazon.com and Nook eBook at Barnes&Noble beginning January 11, 2017

Signed copies will be available at the book signing or by contacting Dawn


Lost Dreams, a collection of firsthand stories, depicts a wide variety of lost dreams. Twenty-three authors reveal their pain, confusion, and anger when the path they followed came to an unexpected end. For some contributors the dream shattered instantly; for others the dream crumbled over decades.

Through real-life stories you will see how others have endured their tribulations. The outcomes are as individual as each person and each experience. Some authors settled into acceptance, while others realized a new life purpose, yet all benefitted from introspection that emerged only as a result of a loss.

These stories acknowledge that we all suffer hurt and loss in our lives. This book offers a glimpse of what it’s like to walk in another person’s shoes. I hope it inspires compassion and tolerance for others as well as a deeper understanding of the grieving process, because grief is not limited to the loss of a loved one; it can hit us at any time, not matter what the loss.



Wife of the Deceased is a personal memoir that spans the three years following the tragic and unexpected death of my husband, Matthew Bell, at thirty-eight years of age. The content is drawn from my journal entries depicting every aspect of my journey through the grieving process. This account of the physical, mental, and emotional effects of grief I experienced following his death is raw and uncensored.

My goal in writing Wife of the Deceased is first to honor my husband and the man he was. Second, I hope to help anyone in a similar situation by sharing my account of the stages of grief; the extreme rage I felt, the seemingly insane thoughts that went through my head on a day-to-day basis, and the physical assault my body suffered. My goal is to attest to and validate what grievers are feeling and perhaps ease a fraction of the pain and anguish they are living with every day.

“Powerful writing. An amazing story. …a brutally honest testimony of the pain of losing a loved one.” —Reader Views, 5-Star review

“Not only must she learn to live with the astounding, tragic loss of her best friend, but she must also provide comfort to their young child as her emotional journey erratically unfolds.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews, 5-Star review

“Her willingness to put all her feelings on the table will undoubtedly be valuable…” —IndieReader, 4.5-Star review   *AWARDED IndieReader Approved designation

“Some of it seems to have been drawn right from her stream-of-consciousness as the events were happening, giving the reader a vivid sense of her emotions at the time.” —Portland Book Reviews, 4-Star review

“Her straightforward prose and candid details make this an engaging read despite the sadness. Told with grace, sensitivity, and love, this is a worthwhile read sure to touch the heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Co-Authored and Inspired by: Ava E. Bell

Available late 2017