A special guest today on my blog-Abigail Carter the author of Remember The Moon.
About the Author
Abigail Carter wrote The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation (HCI, 2008) as a form of catharsis after her husband’s death in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her work has also appeared in SELF magazine, Reader’s Digest Canada, MSN.com and MORE.com and she maintains blogs at www.abigailcarter.com and www.alchemyofloss.com. Abigail is also the co-Founder of Writer.ly, an online marketplace where writers can find the people they need to publish successfully. She can be found on Facebook and on Twitter(@abigailcarter).
Abigail’s teaches memoir writing at Camp Widow, a yearly retreat for widows and atThe Recovery Cafe in Seattle, a community center for people recovering from addiction. She has extensive Board experience: Executive Board of The Healing Center, a Seattle-based bereavement center for children and their parents; Executive Board, Hedgebrook, a women’s writing retreat on Whidbey Island, WA; Executive Board, The Seattle Freelances Association, a respected professional writer’s association based in Seattle; Advisory Board, University of Washington Digital Publishing Program.
Abigail moved from New Jersey to Seattle in 2005, where she now lives with her two children.
Remember The Moon By Abigail Carter
Abigail Carter wrote this story as a form of catharsis after her husband death in World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001
The Art Of Letting Go
Remember The Moon is a fictional story of love and grief, a story about afterlife, which embraces paranormal experiences.
The story is starting with a dream of the youngest member of Cavor family, a kind of premonition of the following events. A few days after the odd dream the things happen and Jay, the father of the little boy die.
Almost buried by their loss, Maya and her son Calder have to fight with grief and learn to live again.
In his life with the spirits Jay meet his father who passed away when he was very young, and the author introduces here a very interesting idea: The Transitional Intake which is a kind of therapy afterlife, a path toward accepting the death. During the therapy, Jay is seeing how he tossed away many opportunities to savor flavors and sensations in life that he now missed so much. The spirits teach him how to assist his wife and his little boy during the mourning period; he is seeing their feeling materialized in changing colors of their auras and in this way he knows how to help them in different situations. They rich such a level of communication that they can hear each other thoughts and Jay offer them his guidance and support just thinking the words to be spoken.
Revealing the complexities of Maya’s emotions and her fight with letting go and burning her grief from day to day it makes the mourning story after Jay’s death a compelling page turner, effective long after the last page is read.
Abigail Carter’s book, Remember The Moon it is a profound moving meditation on life, love and death which makes us to remember our humanness and our lack of invincibility.
Abigail Carter about her novel Remember The Moon
This story originally began as a tongue-in-cheek look at how my dead husband Arron might find ways of communicating with me from the afterlife. For a number of years after his death, I experienced “signs” of his presence, from lights turning on to a smell of smoke that followed me everywhere to seeing butterflies in unusual places.