Local author Elizabeth Ferris has just released her new book “Positively Georgia’s Guide to Surviving Grief.” It helps teens and adults deal positively with the loss of a loved one. This second book in the series was released June 9 and has become an Amazon Top 50 Best Seller within a few days.
This follows the notable success of her first book “Positively Georgia – a Motivational Tale of a Unique Airedale.” The children’s book, released late last year, quickly rose in popularity to become an Amazon Top 50 Best Seller.
This in spite of the usual difficulty of establishing a new children’s title in an industry dominated by classic favourites. Positively Georgia was snapped up by parents, grandparents, and caretakers as a captivating, inspiring adventure helping children believe in themselves, feel valued, and understand their potential.
“I’m so appreciative of the citizens of Prince George who were early supporters of my book. They got the ball rolling and it just snowballed from there. Children and adults all over the world are discovering and loving Georgia,” Ferris said.
Georgia is an illustrated Airedale Terrier who is full of energy and inspiring ideas. She rides around the city in her owner’s truck, experiencing the world with love and appreciation.
Her owner is a realtor who visits people selling a home or property after a loved one has died. Georgia can see the sadness in their eyes.
Georgia understands how to comfort a human adult or child who is struggling with grief. She jumps up on the couch and presses her big furry body against the person until they forget their loss and sadness.
“The loss of a loved one is a gut wrenching experience,” said Ferris. “This book shows teens and adults effective ways to deal with loss to recover a happy, rewarding life.”
Georgia steps readers through a number of ideas and strategies to heal from loss and move on with life. Some are clearly from a dog’s perspective.
“Think of sunshine,” Georgia writes. “Feel its bright rays bring energy and hope once again to your body. This is a gift to your soul … I like to lay on the green grass.”
Ferris verifies Georgia, their real life Airedale, often liked to lay on her back with all four paws held straight up. As if giving clouds a high five.
Later in the book Georgia recommends looking to other people around you for the energy to move forward.
“We are all connected to this amazing source of energy and you can pull from it to heal your sadness. Your body is made to heal itself. You will get through this. You are strong,” Georgia writes.
“Positively Georgia’s Guide to Surviving Grief” is newly available in hardcover at Amazon, and the first book is available at Books and Company in Prince George.
Learn more about Elizabeth Ferris at FerrisBooks.com.