The Rev. Rob Gieselmann is someone I’d call a TellTale Soul. He’s written a truly heartfelt memoir looking at the space in between life and death as an insider who has intimately walked the walk. If you know anyone who has lost a loved one or needs a shoulder to lean on when death looks on, I highly recommend this little book. The following is the review I couldn’t resist writing and posting on his page on Amazon. I didn’t read “a Walk through the Churchyard toward a spirituality of Christian death”, I “felt” this memoir seep into every part of my being as I took in Rev. Rob Gieselmann’s experiences and listened to his messages. They will stay with me, always. Eloquent and honest, this little book, of only 119 pages, is a beautifully moving memoir of extraordinary power. I was deeply touched as Rev. Rob Gieselmann gathered poignant thoughts and expressed intimate feelings, often by putting forth questions—some resolved, some not—about death.
Toss that tie! Write a memoir about your dad's mother and make this Father’s Day the most memorable one he’s ever experienced. Need some help writing your story about grandmother? Win It! The outstanding blog network, A Mom’s Take, is sponsoring a review/giveaway of my guidebook, TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit. “If you could tell just one small story that would capture your grandmother’s character and keep her spirit alive, what would it be?” You’ll find secrets to answering this question via intriguing prompts and exercises throughout the guide’s Five Acts – steps to success – interwoven with 40 memoirs by TellTale Souls who have walked this path. Or think creatively…give DAD the guidebook and let him have the joy of tapping into his memory and writing the stories that only he can tell. Stories filled with intimate memories of loved ones in your family will now be
One of the qualities inherent in writing the Mother Memoir is that it transports people to places where they look for the secrets of the spirit in people they more clearly want to understand. And one of the reasons why daughters and sons—T ellTale Souls—want to write the Mother Memoir is because they realize this journey, one they have never before traveled, will result in a reward, a renewal of spirit. Spirit is echoed in the heartbeat. In Jan-Philipp Sendker’s novel, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Tin Win’s courageous and loving journey provides the proof. As TellTale Souls follow their paths through writing the Mother Memoir and listen closely, the resonance of heartbeats become known. The following is a brief review of this exceptional story: The mysterious beginning of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats immediately drew me in—I knew I wanted to devour this novel, and I did right down to the last word in the very surprising and enlightening ending. When two
I just received notice that TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit was picked a winner in the San Francisco Book Festival "Best Books of the Spring" competition in the How-To category! They say it was a tough competition that attracted entries from around the globe. What more can I say? I’m absolutely thrilled about this honor! Well, The Story Woman has this to say, "When you write your very own short, true story about your mother or someone who made you feel like a daughter or a son—you’ll be thrilled, too!"