The Good Grief Talk Show

I’m happy to say that I’m going to be interviewed live (by phone) on The Good Grief Talk Show on June 4th at 9 pm eastern time. (they are in Seattle so it will be 6 pm their time). They do a live show once a week with different people on different grief subjects. This lady found me when I made my book facebook page. She then posted that page on the numerous online places that she is part of and my likes went from 100 to 700 in about a day which blew me away. I am very grateful to her.

I want you all to know that promoting my book is a bit hard for me because my nature is to avoid being in the limelight for any reason whatsoever. I like no attention at all really. But since it is for Kaitlyn and my mission to tell her story, I fight my innate desire to avoid audiences of any type. Only after her death would I have ever considered writing about anything very personal on my facebook as I am basically very private. I would have never dreamed of having a blog and writing my innermost thoughts. I would have never, EVER written a book and certainly not exposed some of my most private things in my life had this horrible tragedy not taken place.

So it is for Kaitlyn and all the people I hope to help with her message that I do this. That’s why I announce these things….that is why I do them. My “real” self would just be a quiet person that you would never know about. This is for Kaitlyn and all the others that I do this.

Just didn’t want you to think I was blowing my own horn. In order to promote my book and its cause…I have to do these things and am most grateful and honored to be asked.

I just needed to say all that.


About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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6 Responses to The Good Grief Talk Show

  1. Uncle Spike says:

    Your doing a fine job Rhonda x


  2. gatito2 says:

    Thank you Uncle Spike.


  3. Anonymous. says:

    It seems your nature is to be a reserved, private person, and of course there is nothing wrong with that 🙂 But, I wanted to thank you for being an advocate for people who may not reach out for a myriad of reasons ranging from unwillingness to inability.

    I hope these are the first steps of a fruitful journey: and though you never imagined this, I hope that you will consider all the possibilities to promote your message: interviews, speaking perhaps in schools, maybe doing readings at libraries, bookstores…
    I know you have been thrust into a situation you’d never anticipated, and it must be exquisitely painful, but you have travelled this road with the utmost grace. I hope a sense of peace and purpose will be of some comfort to you.


  4. gatito2 says:

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments. Yes, I am by nature a quiet and reserved person but what happened to my wonderful daughter has made me try to step out of my comfort zone to make her death not be in vain and to help others. That is what she would have wanted and I feel a great drive to do this. I do not have a hard a time writing as I do speaking. I can express myself so much easier with the written word, but I will work on the verbal….it’s not that I don’t have the skills to speak publicly, I just really don’t like it. But I will do it and perhaps in time it will come easier to me. When I have a mission, it helps me to want to live. Without a purpose, hope soon fades away for me.


  5. Anonymous. says:

    You are right, public speaking is probably not on a lot of people’s ” favorite activities” list 🙂 I completely agree with you that it is likely to come easier with time. At heart, whether you realize it or not, I think you are quite a talented communicator. Your message is important, as is your mission. This is a particularly wonderful way to continue to love your daughter, although clearly you’d love her regardless of the ways you chose to honor her. Although it’s not easy, I wish for you to be always able to find that hope in the darkness.


  6. gatito2 says:

    Thank you very much. Your words help a lot.


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