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Arizona Author Pens Children’s Book with Heart

Single mom and suicide survivor publishes children's book that helps kids cope with the loss of a loved one.

Arizona Author Pens Children’s Book with Heart
Maricopa, AZ, January 17, 2008 --( Have you or your children ever lost someone close to you? Have you ever had to explain these difficult aspects of death and grief to your kids or to yourself? Have your children lost a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend? Have you ever considered what to say or how to bring comfort to your family during a difficult loss?

Longtime Maricopa resident and children’s author Laura Olivieri recently published a book with just that purpose. Where Are You? A Child’s Book about Loss is a simply written, compassionate text with beautiful illustrations, suitable for not only the youngest children but for people of all ages. It is a truly inspired work that brings simple, honest, and compassionate answers when coping with this most universal subject.

Ms. Olivieri, a survivor of suicide, knows first hand the challenges parents face when they and their children have to cope with such loss. “I didn’t sit down to write a children’s book one day.” She says, adding, “I wrote it to answer a real question my son asked. I wrote it for him.” She stresses that children ask questions to help themselves process and understand concepts. It is her ongoing wish that this book can now bring comfort and kindness to others.

Where Are You? A Child’s Book about Loss is published through, a self publishing website and is available in both paperback and downloadable digital formats. Please visit: for purchase information. A portion of proceeds benefits The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and A Little Hope; a National foundation providing support for grieving children, teens and families, both of which have chapters nationwide. is the premier marketplace for digital content on the Internet, with over 300,000 recently published titles, and more than 4,000 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 different countries. Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books, video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. With Lulu offices in the US, Canada the UK and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.

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