In this video Billie answers questions about her book that were submitted by the Quarantine Book Club on FaceBook, including why she wrote it.
It’s okay to cry. I’ve been feeling weepy for the past week as this moment in history punctures my psyche and warps my everyday life.
This is my “unboxing video” of my book, How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man). The official publication date of my book was March 21, 2020, my 66th birthday.
My age group is the bull’s eye of the corona virus and so many people are mired in fear. I am, too. That’s why Hunker Down is my new dance.
It took me years to figure out how to move forward after becoming a widow. That word felt like a black letter W tattooed on my forehead.
It has taken me a long time to learn how to process grief because it is part of my brain and my biology, the dark shadow of lost love.