Thursday, November 17, 2011

"The Golden Sky" has been released!!!

    My book is available!  There's info about that at the bottom of this post. 
    First things first though . . .
If you're here for the iPad2 Giveaway, please click here: Ipad2 Giveaway
If you're visiting for the Blogfest, please click here: "The Golden Sky" Blogfest
     Also, a big thanks to:

Amy at

Bethany Hope-Our Angel Above

for their support!

    All right, I do have some surprises for you, but first, I want to talk about Zeke's birthday.  
    Nine years ago a baby was born.  I loved him for his courage and strength.  I loved him even after he left me.  Now I must say, that over the years, I've grown to hate his birthday.
    It felt like someone ripped out my soul the day my son died, but through it all, I gained a greater sense of compassion and the patience I lacked.  I realized that although death will claim what it owns, I will always have memories of friends who loved me, a family who supported me in their quirkiness, and a God who never left me.
    Yes, I hated my son's birthday, but not anymore.  Because you, dear readers, have turned this into an exciting day.  It is today I give you a piece of myself--and a piece of my son.
    Today, my journal from that time has been published, and November 18th is a blessing once again for me.

    From ashes to ashes . . .

    From dust to dust . . .

    From sorrow to joy!

    Thank you!

    In honor of Zeke, because after every storm, there is a golden sky.

Happy Birthday, Zeke.  You are so loved!

The Surprises!

    5% of all profit made today will go toward helping families who are struggling with infant loss. 
    If you'd like to make a donation of your own, visit this link, and specify Angel Watch as the desired recipient.  

    I'm sure you've read this already, but for the first fifty copies of "The Golden Sky" sold through Barnes and Noble or Abe Books, you will receive a free CD of our music--something we haven't made available since 2005! 
    If you haven't heard our music, which is a huge part of "The Golden Sky," please check it out: 

Now, onto the surprises!  

I have an author website--isn't that awesome.  
Please feel free to browse around, check out my upcoming books and projects--just have fun.
Click on this picture to visit my site:
So fun!

But the greatest thing (for me) about the site, is that I've released pictures of Zeke.
If you'd like to see him, and pictures from the time written about in my book, click here:
    The next surprise, is that The Scribe, so excited to do her own part, helped me write a book for this event.
She is so proud.  If you'd like to check it out, I know she would be thrilled. 


    Yahoo for  

    And finally, The Forums of Gold.  
    If you'd like to share your opinions and make some friends, please come visit these forums designed especially after my book!

So many great things to talk about.
    Jenn, from The Blog Starts Here, asked amazing questions and posted an interview today!  If you've read my book, you might be interested to see what she asked.

And the best part of all . . .
After years of hard work, my book has finally been published.
Wow . . . one of my biggest dreams came true, 
now I just need to meet fishducky!



Available through: 
Abe Books
Barnes and Noble


  1. So truly happy for you! This is a big day and I am posting the interview right now!
    I was waiting for midnight somewhere!!!!

  2. well dang it! I bought it! your author site took me to Amazon though.
    Oh well!!! 1 down, 4 to go to reach your goal!

  3. Zeke was born an angel--& a hero!

    I feel so privileged that I have a signed copy of both "The Golden Sky" & "How to Lose a Tooth"--& a beautiful piece of artwork by The Scribe. I can't wait to add your other books to my collection.

    I once told you I had crossed off everything on my "bucket list". I've now added one more thing. It seems strange That I can love people so much when I've never met them? I want to meet you & your family!

  4. What a fantastic achievement - not just a book but all of this too.
    I take my hat off to you - you are exceptionally talented and I am so glad we met. Thank you for including me in this event and as part of your life.
    I was extremely touched too by fishducky's comment above. See how you have become part of our lives.
    I am off straight away to see your author site. I can only reiterate what I have said before; Zeke has been such a blessing to you, and you in turn are a blessing to so many others who will gain strength from your book.
    I see the makings here of a great author. Keep flying high my friend.

  5. Happy birthday, Zeke! and congrats to you, Elisa :) I'm truly happy for you :)

  6. Hi EC! Nice to meet you and a HUGE congrats on your book! I found you from a friend Susan Kane's blog and came over to see what this book is all about.
    You sound like such a brave, strong and amazing woman. I can't even imagine what you must've went through. I look forward to reading your book and think I'll be slipping it right to the top of my TBR list. I'd love to learn more about that precious little soul who graced your life, if only for a short while.

  7. well what can i say
    ALL the best Elisa!!!

  8. I am so happy for you Elisa! Happy Birthday to Zeke! 9 years ago today an angel came into your life and would leave footprints that will never be forgotten or taken from you. We miss Zeke but now, through your wonderful book, we have the opportunity to have him with us. Much love! All of your hard work has been so worth it!

  9. Thanks for sharing everything in those links above. You've done great, Elisa. Congrats!! And here's the to future!

  10. Thanks for sharing your story with us, it is beautiful! And Happy Birthday to Zeke. I came over from August's blog and so glad I did:)

  11. Congrats. And I must admit, I peeked. Zeke is beautiful.... and that picture of Cade hyperventilating with the bag is hilarious. :)

    Happy Birthday Baby boy Zeke.

  12. Congrats, must be sooo rewarding after all your hard work and you really went right to town. Awesome idea for the forums too.

  13. Hey, just thought you should know that the "Donations" link above goes over to Shane's blog. :oP

  14. Happy Birthday Zeke! Two copies ordered just now, but I gotta read your post later (and I can't wait)...shower calls!

  15. You are all sooo sweet. Seriously, yesterday and today (so far) have been some of the best days of my life. This is amazing!

    That made me giggle. Don't you love how I was the one in labor, but he was breathing into a bag! :0) He's so tough-looking, but you should see him when I give the dog her shots.

    LMAO! I just fixed it. My brother would have loved that :0)

  16. Happy Birthday Zeke!
    I didn't know you were putting out the Scribes book or I would have recommended that too. BTW everyone in my house thinks it's darling! Way to go. I'm so excited for you I can barely stand it!

  17. I looked at the pictures he's darling! Resembles his siblings big time. :) Oh btw I put something on your front door for you. Love ya

  18. Ahhhhh! I'm so excited for you, and the author website looks great! Again, you should be so proud of yourself for doing such a fantastic job. I'm sure Zeke's looking down hoping you'll sit down, put on some cute boots and have a well-deserved cup of coffee!...:) Happy birthday to your little man!

  19. I'm picking up my copy right now. Congratulations again! You deserve all of it :)

  20. Congrats Elisa on your big day--when you recognize so much.

    Off to read Jenn's interview.

  21. Happy Birthday, Zeke!
    I just bought my copy, will be anxiously awaiting its arrival.
    God Bless you!!! So many congratulations!

  22. Wow I am so sorry for your loss and yet so happy for you that you have been able to be happy again on that special day when a miracle was born! Happy Birthday Zeke and to the best of luck to you. I hope to get this book and read it.

  23. Hi Sweetie - I'm going to repost this on the Ruby blog and in the community to let all of our members know about this exciting event! Send me anything you want promoted and I'll work on it next week. BIG Hugs, Nina @ Ruby for Women

  24. WOW! So much support. You're all so special to me.

    Thanks, Melynda. I got it :)

  25. I have just read Melynda's deeply moving birthday tribute to Zeke. There is so much love, compassion and support travelling through the airwaves, Elisa and it all started with the seed you sowed in memory of your infant son. The sharing of stories, the sharing of tears...everyone's pain has been given a chance to heal. Everyone's personal tragedy has been laid on 'holy ground', to use one of Dee's expressions and so many friendships have formed. In a world so often gripped by selfishness and intolerance, you have been nurturing selflessness and acceptance. You have begun a small miracle that is growing and spreading around the world. Big hug xoxo

  26. Dear Elisa,
    Desiree has so beautifully summed up what I'm feeling and thinking about the past few days and the blog fest of support for Zeke and you and Cade.

    Peace as ever and always.

  27. Congrats Elisa! I'm SO proud of you! Happy Birthday Zeke! What a fantastic way to celebrate his life!

    I'm heading over to see his pictures :)

  28. Happy Birthday, Zeke! You are one loved, missed and talked about child!

    Elisa and Cade, know you're being thought about everyday, but you're especially being thought about A LOT today! Congratulations to you, Elisa on your book coming out today. I purchased my copy a few hours ago! I even posted on Facebook AND Twitter about buying it, too! I can't wait to read it (and I HATE reading!!!)

  29. Happy birthday Zeke! Congratulations to you, Elisa, for your book release. I am sharing it with my readers as well as on my Twitter and Facebook pages. So exited for you!!

  30. Congratulations Elisa. A fine memorial to Zeke. I wish you huge Sales. Tweeted !

  31. Hello Beautiful Girl! I found you through my friend Diana Tracy. I lost my 3 year old beautiful son Jaxon 9 years ago. I have bawled reading your blog post & want you to know that your writing will help heal so many. I am so grateful I found you. I will be picking up your book. Thank you! xoxoxo

  32. Big congratulations on your release! What a special book, and a special post to celebrate it.

  33. Such a beautiful way to celebrate Zeke's birthday. My order is in! I love the fact that the scribe has a book out as well. Very cool. I am so proud of you and feel blessed to have met you. You are an amazing woman.

  34. Well done and congratulations on your book launch. So courageous to write about your pain and I am so pleased it has been healing for you. Hope your book sells like hot cakes :)

  35. Happy Birthday sweet Boy and Congrats to his amazing mother. You should be so proud today!!!!!!!!! And thank you for your support!!!

  36. I keep hearing wonderful things about your book and your story. I can't wait to read it. <3

  37. Congratulations. Awesome awesome awesome. Thank you so much for doing this. I'm sure this event has touched and blessed everyone involved...

  38. Happy Birthday Zeke! It is so great that you have turned his birthday into such an exciting event - it is such an inspiration. Thank you and take care.

  39. fishducky, I don't know where you live, but I say Carpe Diem. Buy a plane, bus, or whatever ticket and go meet Elisa & Co.

    Best wishes to you Elisa, on this very special day.


  40. Congratulations, Elisa! After reading and reviewing your amazing book- I am so happy that the release day is here and that you have so many exciting events going on to celebrate Zeke. I checked out your author site- very nice!It was great to see Zeke after reading about him and thinking about him for so long. What a sweet boy.

    Best of luck with everything and I hope that you get your story out there to tons of people!


  41. You write beautifully...we feel your pain...

  42. Congratulations Elisa, I am so sorry I missed the party, I was busy reading The Golden Sky which I have now finished and am getting my thoughts together for the review, not easy after such an emotional read.

  43. Congratulations on the release, what an amazing way to celebrate.