Grief is a very powerful emotion and each person experiences it differently. As Deanna Bailey was struggling to cope with the deaths of her two sons, her therapist suggested that she imagine the tragedy from her sons’ perspectives.
She began to write. Instead of writing just a few pages, she continued to write and ended up with what is now the novel, Crossing the Horizon.
The book was originally intended to be for her own personal benefit and healing. After sharing it with others, she was encouraged to publish it.
Crossing the Horizon is a compelling and imaginative novel that looks at the afterlife in a unique way. I can see how it was helpful to her to create the story and that it could be helpful to others experiencing grief. For the rest of us, it is a fascinating look at the afterlife.
Crossing the Horizon
by Deanna Bailey
Pub. date 2/1/15
Description: “Two young boys trapped in a house fire leave their bodies behind… Engulfed by a deadly house fire on Christmas morning, 12-year-old Solon and 10-year-old Liam Bailey succumb to the smoke and leave their bodies on Earth below. As their souls navigate a mysterious new realm, the boys yearn to return home – but discover any attempts to contact and comfort their heartbroken parents are dangerous. In their quest to reconnect with their former world and bring peace to their grieving parents, the brothers grapple with new rules of the afterlife. They learn to converse without speaking, manipulate objects using their minds and summon mythical dragons at will. Guided by the spirits they meet and their own intuition, the boys repeatedly risk the safety of their fascinating afterlife, returning to earth until eventually they grasp the enormous strength of their bond to family and friends.”
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Lori Walker says
Mary Mac says
Very interesting subject.
Kay Nix says
What an interesting perspective to dealing with her grief. I would be really interested in following her journey.
Linda Kish says
This sounds really interesting. I lost my sister many years ago when she was 32. I’d like to see (read) this from her perspective.
Carolyn G says
Very emotional story.
EMMA L HORTON says
I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU DEAL WITH LOSING TWO SONS…BUT I GUESS WRITING HELPED HER
James Coyne says
I love a good book
That has to be one of the most unique ways a book was created. What a huge loss.
Jane H says
This book sounds like an intense emotional journey. I would love to share it with her. Thanks for the chance to win this book,
Teresa Motz says
Such a sad story but I can imagine the author will bring peace to many of those who read her writings.
Jean Sagarese says
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Tara L says
Never heard of the author, but this book seems really interesting something I would probably enjoy reading. I used to read all the time slowed down a bit, but I could use a good enjoyable book to read this summer.
Anita E says
I would love to read this book.
Deanna Bailey says
Writing to cope with my sons’ deaths helped me immeasurably. The story simply unfolded day by day as I worked through my extreme grief. I did not outline or plan the writing. I simply wrote, so the story’s resolution was a complete surprise to me.
I hope you enjoy it!
Looks like an interesting read
sandra davis says
Would love to read this.
Tracy Melhinch says
This looks like a very sad, but powerful book!
I’d like to win.
Thanks for the chance!
Sharon Kaminski says
I would love to win, thanks.
Laurie Nykaza says
I would love to read this wonderful book it sounds amazing to have her share her journey with us.
Sabine B says
Love to read, thank you.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Michelle S says
It sounds like you need a whole box of tissue to read this one!
Paula Tavernie says
Sounds great!!! I would love to read!!
Julie Link says
sounds heartbreaking, but also looks like a good read.
Theresa Smith says
This is definitely something I would like to read.
Melissa Shirley says
This looks interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
I would like to rad the work of Deanna Bailey.
I would love to read this!!
Hesper Fry says
Sounds like an interesting read! Thank you for the chance.
patrick jones says
we all experience grief in our lives-friends, family members, pets and more!
Linda Bradshaw says
I would like to have this for my friend. She would enjoy it.
Angela W says
I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!
Buddy Garrett says
It sounds interesting. Thanks.
LeAnn Knott says
New Author and a subject that is seldom visited, especially in coping with the loss!
i would love to win this
lana simanovicki says
I would like to read this