Mary O’Dell, born in Beckley, West Virginia, serves as president of Green River Writers, Inc., which she and her late husband founded in 1984. She now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she continues to write novels and is working on her fourth poetry collection.
1999 0-7734-3118-7 Chronicles one poet’s journey through the valley of grief and beyond, up the stony incline toward spiritual recovery. As she learns to live without the physical presence of her closest friend and heartmate, she finds that those we lose through death do not abandon us. Indeed, they leave us gifts and signs, points of brightness all along the way, reminding us that they are somewhere nearby, loving us still.