Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!
Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!
A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.
Dr. Mari Dias would like you to know that her first name is pronounced “Mary”- the alternative spelling is a result of an identity crisis in third grade. She is a mortician’s daughter who is often referred to as “the grief whisperer,” as well as a death doula and a Thanatologist (specialist in death and dying). She learned to read on her father’s lap by phonetically sounding out words in the obituaries. She believes in signs, life after death, and life before life. She is always humbled to be by the bedside, or spooning a dying client. A death is much like birth.
Mari holds certifications in both grief and complicated grief, and is director of GracePointe Grief Center in Rhode Island, which she shares with her pet therapy mini bernedoodle named Mercy.
She is the author of GriefSpeak, a compilation of her client’s stories shared in the safe space of her office. Each of the stories is a gift. The title echoes one of Mari’s strong beliefs – SPEAK YOUR GRIEF! To anyone, anywhere, anytime. It is perhaps one of the most effective methods to deal with the pain. Die without regrets, live as if you were dying, and take nothing for granted. Begin to check off your bucket list now – don’t wait for a terminal diagnosis. Fulfill your wishes and those of your loved ones.
Follow Mari on Amazon here: https://tinyurl.com/456wewf3
If you would like to contact Mari on a professional basis, here is a link: http://gracepointegrief.com/
Mari has generously offered to gift a $20 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. Just let us know in the comments section one item that’s on your “bucket list.”
Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!