Me After You

Like most writers, I find that I am able to articulate more freely on the page than in conversation – (except after a few beers, after which I am SENSATIONALLY verbose.)

After Mark died, I was unable to write a single meaningful word for over a year. I tried to keep a notebook, but the words which tumbled out into it refused to form into sentences.  The novel I was writing at the time is still half finished on a memory stick at the back of my drawer.

This blog was my first attempt after eighteen long months to give shape to my thoughts. And it became like a release valve, blowing plumes of pent-up grief into the ether and receiving love and support in return.

I am proud to announce, therefore, that my memoir Me After You, based on this blog, is to be published by Virgin Books in July. The news was made public this week, and you can read about it here.

Mark was always the biggest advocate of me and my writing (with the exception, inevitably, of Mother).  Me After You is a labour of love, dedicated entirely to Him.

Thanks all for reading and commenting over the past ten months. I couldn’t have done it without you.

27 thoughts on “Me After You

  1. Lucie, so very pleased for you and I shall be first in line to get a copy. I’m sure Mark is still immensely proud of you. Well done xxxx

  2. There’s an internet meme based on the dialogue of a character from a video game. One of the best known quotes begins as such; “When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade – make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager….”
    Congrats on shoving those lemons up that manager’s butt. Well done! ❤
    Maybe you should send life's manager a signed copy of your book when it's published.

  3. Well done to get a book published! I’m sure it will be a great help to those people in the future who find themselves in similar circumstances. I look forward to reading it.

  4. dear Lucie,

    all you have been through, all you have so generously provided in sharing your story on your blog that has resonated with so many of us, given us comfort and insight, and the reassurance we are not alone has been such a gift. and now your memoir will be helping legions more through this ridiculous and life-altering path we never wanted to walk. I know your Mark is so proud of you, and that he has been and will continue to be your shiniest guiding light. you said that Mark was always your biggest advocate (and your Mother, too) of your writing; seems as though he’s come through for you big time with such inspiration and love. i am so looking forward to reading your book! savor the joy of accomplishment, dear Lucie, a goal well met.

    much love and light,

    Karen xoo

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