The Invitation: Rich and Raw Conversations about Aging, Death & Dying

Originally an interview project, I invited adults over 21 to share their thoughts about aging, dying and death. Speaking about these taboo topics with a rare openness and honesty, participants shared their beliefs, fears, and wisdom. When my own dad became ill, I felt overwhelmed and unprepared, and was surprised to realize how the interviewees had given me the courage and strength I needed for what I was about to experience.

This book, The Invitation, weaves my experiences and the interviewees’ personal stories in a compelling way that will engage and absorb you. A special chapter includes the interview questions and creative ways to explore them yourself.

      Artwork by Linus, Graphic Design by Allyson Woodrooffe

      Artwork by Linus, Graphic Design by Allyson Woodrooffe

The book is now available in Toronto at the following independent book stores:

  1. Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., https://anotherstory.ca/
  2. Book City - Danforth, 348 Danforth Ave. http://www.bookcity.ca/
  3. Book City - The Beaches, 1950 Queen Street East, www.bookcity.ca
  4. Book City - Bloor West Village, 2354 Bloor Street West, http://www.bookcity.ca
  5. Book City - 1430 Yonge Street, South of St. Clair Ave.
  6. Caversham Booksellers, 98 Harbord Street (at Spadina Ave),
    https://www.cavershambooksellers.com

You can find out more about the book including updates and events,
at my blog, Life Changes.


"As I Get Older" Greeting Cards and Poster

Reading through the interviews, I noticed that some of the questions about aging generated incredible responses. Sometimes humourous, sometimes profound, they are from people whose ages ranged from 20-somethings to over 90 years old. Their collective wisdom inspired beautiful greetings cards and a poster. Come on over and buy one at The Store!

            Artwork by Linus, Graphic Design by Allyson Woodrooffe

            Artwork by Linus, Graphic Design by Allyson Woodrooffe