My New Book: Life Goes On
Life Goes On begins where Life In General ended, and traces the next three years of my journey through mid-life by exploring aging, grief and loss, the joys of being a grandparent, and preparing for retirement. Like Life In General, these short essays invite contemplation and connection. They are my way of saying, “We’re all in this thing called Life together, and we have more in common than you might think. Grab your coffee, come sit with me a while, and let’s talk about it.” As we connect with shared stories, not only do we feel less alone in this fractured world but also we learn from those shared experiences and continue to find new ways to walk through life together.
"In an age of instant gratification, texts instead of phone calls, and the constant lure of social media, Life Goes On invites you to turn off your screens and settle in for a series of beautifully written essays. In a mix of honoring a well-lived life, heartrending grief, and vulnerable truths, Rowan evokes a sense of hope, an undercurrent of love, and a prevailing reminder we are all connected. Like her first book, Life in General, this book will hold an honored place on my bookshelf anytime I need comfort or inspiration."
--Debra Smouse, Author & Life Coach
“My heart feels like I know the author through these essays she offers-a glimpse into the aging and loving process written with just the right mixture of feistiness, insightfulness, and grace.” ~ Sarah Hedeen, Reader
Life in General
Life in General is a collection of my essays from the past eight years. These short essays tell the story of life in this 21st century – what makes me smile and laugh and cringe in fear. They are the compilation of my hopes and dreams, my thoughts about family and home and reading and writing. They are the shared stories of women I know, those of us who struggle to balance our lives with the needs of children and grandchildren, spouses, aging parents, and employers.
Here’s what readers SAID about Life In General:
"Life in General is poignant, honest, and witty. Just a lovely read for when you want to ponder, settle in, and consider.” Andi Cumbo Floyd
“I just finished reading Life In General and loved every single word! You have a tremendous gift, Becca, and I mean it sincerely when I say that I loved every page/word!" Christa Grix
“Reading Life In General was like sitting having a cup of tea or a glass of wine with a dear friend and chatting about our lives. I can’t wait for Volume 2!” Carolyn Gordon
“I love this book! You write about so many things that so many of us can relate to. I am going to buy your book for some of my other friends who will also enjoy the stories you write about. I just want to say ’thank you’ for sharing what so many of us think and feel.” Melody Roberts Jackson
“Your book is funny and gentle and kind and self-depreacting and insightful and incredibly articulate.” Melissa Bartell
“Just reading (in your book) that someone else has travelled a similar road that you have brings a peace and comfort that I never expected.” Suzanne O’Dell Bloom
“I didn’t do what I said I would do and only read a couple of chapters a day of Life in General. I started out that way but the more I read the more I realized “Holy Cow, she thinks just like me.” I’m sad because I finished. Will there be a sequel?”~Bonnie Bergeron
How to Order
Life Goes On: $15.00 per copy
Life In General: $10.00 per copy
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