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What is Your Grief Story?

I Miss My Mommy, the book for orphaned adults
I Miss My Mommy takes you right to the heart of the five stages of grief through 150 portraits, some grim, some funny, but all relatable.The ...

I Miss You Too, Daddy

I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults by Alison Garwood-Jones
My new book is called I Miss My Mommy, but fathers are just as integral to the story for orphaned adults.For Father’s Day, here’s a preview of how ...

Giveaway

Giveaway
  GIVEAWAYThank you to my readers from Toronto to San Francisco to New York and back for letting me know that your copy of I MISS MY MOMMY has la...

About the Author

About the Author
I didn’t set out to create a book on grief ... Hi, I’m Alison. As a magazine writer, I’ve interviewed:• Olympic boxers• Presidential candidates*•...

Press for I Miss My Mommy

Press from The Hamilton Spectator for I Miss My Mommy by Alison Garwood-Jones
Anne Bokma’s compelling Mother’s Day column in today’s Hamilton Spectator shows how fraught Mother’s Day can be for adult orphans, particularly wom...

Practicing what I preach in class

Article about How Alison Garwood-Jones uses the marketing skills she teaches at SCS to reach the right audience for her new book about navigating grief.
I sat down with Sarah McDonald of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies to talk about my new graphic novel, I MISS MY MOMMY. High...

"I Miss My Mommy" was on TV!

"I Miss My Mommy" was on TV!
When Carla Lucchetta and the crew from The Agenda with Steve Paikin left my home, after an afternoon talking about grief and deceased parents, I f...

Grief and Male Friendships

Grief and Male Friendships
I’m at the start of a book tour for my graphic novel, I Miss my Mommy, and I’ve been glad to see as many men as women reaching out to me to share w...

"I Miss My Mommy" - What Readers Are Saying

Cover of I Miss My Mommy by Alison Garwood-Jones
This is my time to say thank you to the folks who read the advance reader copy of I MISS MY MOMMY, my new picture book for big people without pare...

A visit from the TV Crew of "The Agenda"

A visit from the TV Crew of "The Agenda"
  Last week, a team from the current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin joined me in my studio for a heart to heart discussion on the...

NEW Book! I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults

NEW Book!  I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults
Welcome to the world! Meet my new graphic novel. * Name: I Miss My Mommy: 150 Portraits of Orphaned Adults * Weight: 1 lb * Measuring 7.5” x 7.5”...

Books & Dogs Offer Companionship & Comfort to Orphaned Adults

Books & Dogs Offer Companionship & Comfort to Orphaned Adults
  In my proudest earned media moment to date, yesterday I snagged an interview with Rupert, the white golden retriever. It got real when Rupert a...