Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top Ten List for Friend Grief in 2015

The fireworks are over, the champagne is long gone. You woke up refreshed and ready to go…or not. But regardless, it’s a new year – 2015. And here at Friend Grief, it promises to be a very, very busy one. That’s why, instead of ending 2014 with a list of accomplishments (and there were many, thanks to all of you), I thought I’d start 2015 with a list of plans:


  1. Friend Grief in the Workplace: More Than an Empty Cubicle, the fifth book in the series, comes out in a few weeks.
  2. The second book in the series is updated each year with new statistics and resources: that means Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends will be re-released in March.
  3. A new website will be unveiled in February, with not only this blog, but discussion guides and expanded resources for each book.
  4. The sixth book in the series, about men grieving their friends, will be released later in the year. (I need a title, by the way, so suggestions are welcome.)
  5. More ways to find my books. In addition to Amazon, IndieBound, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, they’re now available from The Grief Toolbox; coming soon on iTunes.
  6. When the sixth is done, I’ll be bundling them into one volume.
  7. That complete volume will also be released in an audio version.
  8. More opportunities to see me at speaking engagements at nonprofit organizations and book-related events.
  9. More freelance articles like this one on The Grief Toolbox. Not all will be grief-related. After all, my first paid freelance article was about the trials and tribulations of being a St. Louis Cardinals fan married to a Chicago Cubs fan.
  10. Formal announcement of the somewhat intimidating book project that will follow the Friend Grief series. It’s been rumbling around in my head for almost a year now, and is moving forward more quickly than I anticipated.

Yes, it will be another busy year: sharing stories of people like you who grieve the loss of their remarkable friends. And as usual, you won’t be surprised to find that they use that grief to create a better life, not just for themselves, but those around them.

Wishing you all the best as we head into the great unknown of a new year: one that is full of possibility, excitement and hopefully, peace.

3 comments:

kathleen pooler said...

Congratulations, Vicki, on all the true grit and persistence that have helped you reach this point. All I can say is Wow! I wish you ongoing success in 2015. You go,girl!

Victoria Noe said...

Thank you, my friend! Continued best of luck to you, too!

La Tanya Hinton said...

Wow!!!