Flash of Life
" I loved your book. It is so very real to me...you said it better than I have heard it said...very, very powerful!"
About the Book
This second edition includes the full, original narrative plus a 2002 Foreword, an updated Resource guide for finding online and offline bereavement support, and information about The Mrs. Duck Project.
The narrative is one family's experience of pregnancy and still-birth showing how the death of a child affects a woman, a marriage, a family, and a community. Included is a resource guide for finding online and off line support during the grieving and healing process.
If someone you know and love is enduring the death of a baby due to any cause, this can be a wonderful gift to honor the memory of that child. Perfect for those awkward holidays like Mothers/Fathers Day or the first Christmas after the death of the child-- honor that child and recognize that parent's grief with this gift.
[Please note: First edition of this book was released August 1999 with previous ISBN 1-929359-01-2, but it is no longer available.]
At the shore
When I wasn't looking
My son became a baby crab
When I wasn't looking
Kara L.C. Jones, Grief Coach & Artist, is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she concurrently did a 3 year mentorship with Hedda Sharapan at Family Communications, Inc., producers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Her poetic and non-fiction works have been included in publications such as New Works Review, PoetsWest, Real Henna, Conari Press book "Meant To Be", LightHearts Publication's "Soul Trek", MISSing Angels Newsletter, American Tanka, Mother Tongue Ink's We'Moon, Honored Babies, Adams Media's Cup of Comfort series, and more. Because she refused to give her grief writing over to the control of outside editors and publishers after the death of her son, she and her husband Hawk founded KotaPress in 1999 as a creative outlet for their expressive artworks. She is a certified Reiki Master Teacher working in this modality since 2004. She has been facilitating online and in-person workshops for over 10 year, including sessions offered at the International MISS Conferences, WA State Poets Association Burning Word festivals, and Course Bridge. She holds seats on both the WA State and National MISS Foundation boards, is a facilitator and HOPE mentor for bereaved families, and is the moderator for the Creation Station forum on the MISS national site.
Hawk Jones has been a singer, composer, song writer, talk jock, street preacher, filmmaker, photographer and more in his lifetime. You may currently find him on the gallery scene showing his photos in the Pacific NW area. In his work at KotaPress, he keep the creative look alive. If you like this website, then you like his work as he created it from design to code. He and his wife started KotaPress in memory of their son Dakota.