Local Author Captures International Award, the Fourth Honor for Her Stunned By Grief Books

Judy Brizendine, an Orange Co., CA author, captured Finalist Honors in the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards in the Nonfiction - Grief category for Stunned By Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything.

Online PR News – 13-August-2013 – Lake Forest, CA – Author Judy Brizendine’s book, Stunned By Grief, was named Award Finalist in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards in the category ‘Non Fiction - Grief.’ The official contest announcement stated, “This was our largest contest ever and competition was fierce … If you were chosen as a finalist then congratulations! It was an extremely competitive year and your selection was hard earned.”

The Readers’ Favorite honor marks the third national or international award won by Stunned By Grief. Its companion book, Stunned By Grief Journal, also captured finalist honors in the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards, a national competition, in the category ‘Self-Help: Journals and Quotes.’

Stunned By Grief (ISBN 978-0-9831688-1-2) is a non-fiction book in the Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement genre. The book presents a straightforward, personal look at grief that highlights issues critical to healing as well as obstacles to avoid. Grievers will understand and relate to the truth about grief; be equipped with practical tools for healing; and be encouraged and motivated to step into the grieving process to empower them to move through the pain of grief, reclaim their lives, and live expectantly again. Stunned By Grief is an honest, transparent look at grief and loss, a reality each person will face in life, along with stories of hope throughout the book to support and motivate individuals for their journey.

Stunned By Grief Journal (ISBN 978-0-9831688-0-5) can be used as a complement to the book, or as a standalone journal. The Journal is a recovery tool to help anyone cope with grief’s effects by providing a simple, effective way for grievers to explore their thoughts and feelings by writing about them. The Journal guides folks through the grieving process naturally while helping them understand themselves and take action.

Winners of the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards will be announced on September 1, and awards will be presented in Miami, FL, in November, during the week of the Miami Book Fair.

For more information and a complete list of 2013 Readers' Favorite award finalists, please visit their website.

About the author: Author, blogger and speaker, Judy Brizendine is a business professional whose perspective and direction changed because of the impact of grief and loss on her life. That experience, along with facilitating grief-support workshops, helped her define a new approach to grief called 'remapping.'

Her multiple award-winning books, Stunned By Grief and Stunned By Grief Journal, gently guide readers through the chaos and confusion of grief in a realistic, revealing, personal and practical way.

For more information, please visit the Stunned By Grief website.

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