Stunned By Grief Author Captures Gold Medal in the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Awards

Author Judy Brizendine captured the Gold Medal for Stunned By Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything, category Nonfiction-Grief, in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Awards

Online PR News – 19-September-2013 – Lake Forest, CA – BennettKnepp Publishing is pleased to announce that Stunned By Grief has won its third national or international award, the Gold Medal in the category of Nonfiction – Grief, in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Awards. Medals will be presented at the awards ceremony at the Regency Hotel in Miami, FL, in November during the week of the Miami Book Fair International. Author Judy Brizendine will attend both events in Miami November 21-24 and will be available for interviews and local speaking engagements during this time.

Quoting from the announcement made to finalists by Readers’ Favorite International Awards: “This was our largest contest ever and competition was fierce ... It was an extremely competitive year and your selection was hard earned.” Entrants from all over the world range from talented self-published authors to renowned authors from large publishing companies, as well as celebrity contestants.

Award-winning books, Stunned By Grief (ISBN 978-0-9831688-1-2) and its companion Stunned By Grief Journal (978-0-9831688-0-5) are no-nonsense recovery tools that guide folks through the grieving process using a simple approach and practical tips and tools. Grievers can expect straight talk from people who have been there and reassurance that they, too, can successfully move through the grieving process.

Stunned By Grief was named to Library Journal’s ‘Best Books of 2011: Self-Help.’ The books have received endorsements from pastors, physicians, bereavement and grief recovery specialists, an internationally-recognized traumatic stress expert, executives of various local, national and international ministry organizations and other spokespersons. In the words of Leslie Delp, Bereavement Specialist, Olivia’s House – A Grief and Loss Center for Children, referring to Stunned By Grief, “As a Bereavement Specialist with over 25 years’ experience, it is rare that I come across a book that makes me so excited…I have recommended this book in workshops and groups that I have led and believe it to be one of the best on the market!!!!”

The books are available in selected bookstores; can be ordered through bookstores everywhere; major online book retailers; and the Stunned By Grief website -

For detailed information and a complete list of winners in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Awards, please visit the 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. She is passionate about educating, encouraging, inspiring and motivating anyone facing grief and loss to step into the process that can empower them to move from pain to living expectantly again.

Brizendine’s 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 and to contact the author, please visit the Stunned By Grief website or write to

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