Griefland. It’s a place no one wants to visit—a place without borders where language is inadequate and pain is constant. It’s a place where every morning one awakens to the stark reality that a loved one will never be seen, heard—or embraced—again. This is a place that Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller know all too well, for when they met, both of them had lost a child—a son, Alex, and a daughter, Rachel.
Griefland provides an intimate portrait of what tragedy does to the human soul, how it changes one’s life, and most important, how it can be survived. With achingly beautiful language, this book explores the acute moment-to-moment experience of grief. But it also transcends that and speaks to the redemptive power of friendship, trust, intimacy, and love. Together they discover a will and desire to move forward, recognizing that life is the ultimate prize for those who survive this excruciating journey.
Armen Bacon is a regular contributor/columnist for The Fresno Bee and also writes/produces a daily radio feature titled, Live, Laugh, Love. As an international motivational speaker and media spokeswoman, she is well known to audiences around the world for her thought-provoking and inspiring lectures. She also serves as Administrator of Communications and Public Relations for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Armen resides in Fresno, California.
Nancy Miller is currently an English instructor at the university and junior college levels. She served for seven years as managing editor of The Business Journal and vice president of editorial services for Pacific Publishing Group, Inc. She has studied under well known author Lillian Faderman at Fresno State. She lives in Olympia, Washington.