I Need Help Proofing my New Grief Book!

If you would like to help proof my new grief book, to look for weaknesses and make sure everything I say is clearly written, all the chapters in the the most helpful chronology, and whatever else you can suggest to make this as strong a book as possible, please contact me at pat@bertramsblog.com or leave your name in a comment on this blog. I’m looking for both grievers and non-grievers who would be willing to give me honest feedback before I start querying agents.

Thank you!!

P.S If you know anyone famous who would be willing to write an introduction for the American version, please give them my name. Thanks.

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels UnfinishedMadame ZeeZee’s Nightmare, Light BringerMore Deaths Than OneA Spark of Heavenly Fireand Daughter Am IBertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

15 Responses to “I Need Help Proofing my New Grief Book!”

  1. Jo Green Says:

    Pat

    I would love to be a part of helping you with the new book. I have read your other book on grief. In fact that is how I found you and your blog. And it was what has helped me get though the past 2 years of grieving for my soul mate and seeing I will go on just want be the same person.
    You have sure been there when I needed you so if I can help just let me know.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Hi, Jo. I sent the manuscript to the email address you used for your comment. If you don’t get it, let me know. The text is all there, I just need descriptions of the various sections. Thank you!

  2. Terry Jean Allard Says:

    I would love to participate Pat.

  3. Terry Jean Allard Says:

    Thank you for the nice compliment. I will do my very best.!

  4. Toby Burnett Says:

    I’d be happy to help. You did so much for me in a very difficult time. I have some experience editing friends, but you write so well…

    Toby

  5. Sherry Blue sky Says:

    You are so right, Pat. Grief takes years. A doctor told me the depth of my grief honours the love i had for my loved one. That gave me comfort. It would be a disconnected heart that got over such a loss in six months.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I truly don’t understand how they come up with such a short time frame for grief except that in most studies I’ve seen, they lump all losses into one. They don’t seem to realize that a person who lost their “everyone” is different from a person who lost someone, no matter how well loved, who played a small role in their lives.

  6. mswwrites Says:

    So, how is the manuscript coming along? Love all your posts BTW as well as your writing style.
    Keep writing as I am sure you are helping many…

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      The book is finished except for endless proofing. (There is always a typo that is missed or a sentence that doesn’t make sense.) I’ve started querying agents — I need a good agent so I can get a good publisher so the book can reach the people it needs to reach.

      Thank you for your interest in my writing!

      • mswwrites Says:

        I self-published with Xlibris- I would not recommend them. For the next book, we plan to really self-publish so we can control what happens with the book. Aiming for summer 2019; the 2nd book in the Journey’s End series. 223 pages down with another 100 to go most likely…
        Proofreading and editing is endless so I get it!😊

  7. mswwrites Says:

    I would love to write a book review for you if interested; free, but I would need a copy of the final PDF or book to do so.
    If you have not- look into iReads Book Tours- I happen to book reviews for them- free and I get a copy of the book in exchange, but they offer spotlight tours, book review tours and giveaways to promote a book and reasonable prices. Laura is amazing if you want to look into it!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I would love for you to write a book review! As soon as I have a publisher and a publishing date, I will get back to you. Thank you. And thanks for the information about iReads Book Tours.


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