The book takes a broad, sweeping look at the subject of widowhood through interviews with widows and widowers from all walks of life. It goes a step beyond to include information from a psychologist, lawyer, minister, priest, a hospice volunteer and heads of service organizations.
"I wrote 'Widowhood Happens' because I knew I could do it in a way that others hadn't," Ms. Garrison said. "It's not simply one person's experience, or one professional viewpoint. It's much broader than that,"
As with all her books "Widowhood Happens' is written in an unpretentious, easy to understand style. She wants married people and committed couples to plan for this event. She does not believe this to be a callous point of view. It simply makes sense to be prepared. A death in the family is nearly always fraught with strong emotional reactions. It helps to have decisions about financial matters, wills, etc. made in advance.
"I believe readers will benefit from reading this edition," Mrs. Garrison continued, "because knowledge is always helpful. Realizing that life goes on is challenging. It's a gift worth accepting."
Gene K. Garrison is originally from Delaware, moved to Phoenix, then Cave Creek, and now lives in Sedona Arizona. She was a feature articles writer for Carefree Enterprise for 20 years. Two of her books 'From Thunder to Breakfast' and the first edition of 'Widowhood Happens' (titled 'Widow . . . or Widow-To-Be?') were published by traditional publishers. They are now print-on-demand books, as are her children's book, 'Javelina (Have-uh-WHAT?)' and 'There' Something About Cave Creek (It's The People).'
Mrs. Garrison was recently chosen to be included in '50 Great Writers You Should be Reading,' available at The Authors Show site.
'Widowhood Happens' is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace.com and Kindle.com as well as other online sites and actual bookstores.
Gene K. Garrison is available for interviews and Skype talks to small groups. She can be reached at :