I’ve written these devotions for parents who have shared the deep heartache of a child’s suicide. Through my writing, I believe God wants me to share from my heart to yours, by encouraging and giving you ways to cope. Hope and peace are possible after a suicide. God has helped me, and He wants to help others. The loss is horrific, but God is faithful. He brought me through this dark time, and He wants the same for you.
November 27, 1978–March 16, 2004
RELEASED JUNE 23, 2017
Road Trip of Delusion
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Fifteen-year-old Kari Rose discovers how much trouble she and her two sisters can get into when they stay at their ancient granny’s for spring break. Granny gets a wild-haired notion at three in the morning, and she’s leaving with or without them. Kari makes the decision to take her sisters and ride with Granny in her old Cadillac on a five-hundred-mile-long trip north to visit family. Miles down the road, this harmless act finds Granny no longer able to drive, and Kari must take the wheel. Soon after, the four travelers are caught in a freeway-closing-down snowstorm which brings everyone and everything to a standstill.
A second blizzard with catastrophic impact is about to descend upon them, and Kari must determine the best way to find shelter and beat the storm. Will Kari trust her gut instincts and rely upon a complete stranger to lead them to safety?
Endorsements for Road Trip of Delusion
Imagine you and your two sisters are off to spend a week at dull old great-Granny’s house while your folks go on vacation. Boring, right? Well, that’s exactly what Kari, Leah and Mia thought until Granny, dulled by grief, and infirmed by age forces them into her Caddy for a road trip from Southern California to Oregon. What could possibly go wrong? Well…everything.
Go along with resourceful Kari, impulsive Leah, and adventuresome Mia as they embark on the road trip of their lives. It will be a trip you’ll remember for a long time.
—Angela Moody, author of No Safe Haven
This road trip novel is a story both tender and terrifying about one inexperienced teen driver who must take her family on a journey not of her own choosing.
—Cynthia T. Toney, author of the Bird Face series
Road Trip to Delusion is a captivating story of the hair-raising adventures of Kari Rose and her sisters, staying with their Great-Grandma. Faced with a difficult choice, Kari opts for a 500-mile-long trip north from California to Southern Oregon to visit family. Kari’s first attempt to drive is jerky at best, but with Granny no longer able to, everyone depends on Kari to survive.
What an incredible story, told with kindness and compassion, in Jean Ann William’s unique style. Her gift for graphic description is commendable and exemplary. This book holds us spellbound from start to finish. A great read!
—MIRIAM JACOB, Reviewer at The Journal of Theological Studies, Oxford Academic, Oxford University Press. Her review of Radical Christianity in Palestine and Israel – Liberation and Theology in the Middle East by Dr. Samuel Jacob Kuruvilla (I. B. Tauris) is published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal, Volume 67, Issue 1
RELEASES FALL 2018
Season of the Fawns
Logline: Cousins Vale and Caleb are up against the worst season of their lives when Caleb suffers from a head injury and becomes depressed from the pain.
Blurb: Born on the same day, Vale is over protective of Caleb when he comes to live with her at age ten after the loss of his family. Days before the teens turn twenty the two cousins yearly bow hunting trip approaches. Caleb is not looking forward to the excursion as he suffers from migraines caused by an injury while mountain climbing.
Before leaving for the hunting cabin, Vale discovers how severe Caleb’s depression has become. Though worried she will lose Caleb by his own hand, she insists the trip will be good for him. As the cousins enter a new season of change, will Vale’s grit be enough to save Caleb’s life?