Holding on to Hope

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This week, my heart goes on sale.

This week, years and years of work compiled into a few hundred pages will be in the hands of strangers and loved ones alike.

In just a few days, all the things I am proud of and ashamed of and just don’t know even know what I think about will be spread as far and wide as one could hope.

A book. My book. Art. Feelings. Love and pain.

Years and years and years of work and anguish and re-hashing and adverb splicing and sentence length and missing quotation works.

It will be out there. With hope.

I have hope.

Hope that this book will find itself in the hands of the woman with empty arms, looking for support, looking to know if they are crazy or what to do next. I want this book to end up in the hands of someone who loves his/her best friend and doesn’t know what to do or say.

Those of you out there reading this, THANK YOU. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Thank you for sharing my posts, and commenting on my status updates, and for believing in me.

This week, I’m going to need you! I’ll need your love when I’m reading reviews by strangers who may not love this book. I’ll need you to leave reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and share, share, share, just especially this week.

I may even need you to hold my shaking hands while my friends and family celebrate with me on Thursday night–literally and figuratively would work.

But, before all of that, thank you. Thank you for coming and thank you for reading and thank you for noticing me and my dream of helping.





Best of La Crosse County 2018


Hey, there! If you are here from the Explore La Crosse page, Hello!  I’m Christy and I’m a writer, and somehow I got on this list with Randy Erickson and Sue Hessel, who have been writers in this community for MUCH longer than I have, and who are excellent role-models and WAY more talented than I.  Top 3!  Craziness!

I am SO honored, and I’m sure it was with a little help from my friends. 🙂 Love you, guys!

Anyway, I’m a 4th grade teacher, a mama, and a published author. My book, Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies, will be released on March 29th. It’s a book about grief, and humor, and love, and all the other things that come along with loss.

I also have a Facebook page: where I try really hard to make you laugh and brighten up your day. You can keep up with everything I’m doing over there! I’d love it if you go and “like” my page.

Lastly, you can find me as a regular on the podcast Friending and a regular contributor to Still Standing Magazine.

I’m so glad you’re here. Stay a while!