MN DPS Leads the Way

The first talk about the book, Unspoken Sorrow: Whispers From a Broken Heart takes place this month! Kari will be presenting book and crash topics to the Minnesota stakeholders group on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Minnesota State Director of Pupil Transportation, Lt. Brain Reu, extended the invitation for the 45-minute event. She will be speaking…

The Doyle Family

This week, I submitted an opinion piece to the April 26th, 2017 edition of the Monticello Times after conducting a series of interviews with the children of John Doyle, the truck driver who died in the Monticello crash on April 10, 1997. I have a deep affinity with these three young people. The link to the…

Second Times Excerpt Printed

On Thursday, April 13th, today, the Monticello Times ran the second half of our first chapter, relaying the events following the April 10th, 1997, tragic bus crash. The story also appeared online. The excerpt appears here: Monticello community supported families after tragic 1997 bus crash

Monticello Times Runs Excerpt

On Thursday, April 6th, today, the print version of the Monticello Times included the first half of our first chapter, relating the facts and circumstances of the April 10th, 1997, tragic bus crash. The excerpt will be release Monday morning online on the 20th anniversary of the bus crash. Here’s the link: Book publishing effort recalls…

Evolution of a Book Cover

Unspoken Sorrow has a cover! It’s not the final version, but I am deeply in love with the title font, and how I now look like a bona fide author. An earlier version appears at the end of the post. There’s a lovely e.e. cummings-ness about having my name printed in all small letters. If…

Publisher Selected!

After much consideration and negotiation, I have decided to use LIfeRich Publishing, an affiliate of Reader’s Digest, as my publishing company. There are many reasons for the selection, primary among them is the ability to pre-publish, an editor who is super excited about the unique topic, and the right “deal.” The goal is to publish the…