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Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is Catherine Gourdier. Catherine has worked as an esthetician, cosmetician, sales agent. In 1991, Catherine followed her dream of working in the film and television industry. She’s been in front of the camera and behind as a second assistant director. Today, this screen writer and author will discus her memoir Breathe Cry Breathe. It was published by Harper Collins.
In the fall of 2009, Catherine’s entire family were gathering for a surprise horror themed birthday party for their youngest sister Julie, when the unthinkable happened. Her sister and mother were hit by and car. Three weeks later her father also passed away.
Breathe Cry Breathe is Catherine’s devastating, moving and hopeful journey through grief after the traumatic and sudden loss of three close family members.
To learn more about Catherine, be sure to visit her website.
Catherine's #1 Memoir Writing Tip & Book Reading
For the many individuals who have been contemplating writing a memoir, Catherine encourages you to write from your heart and to write your truth. After having read Catherine's memoir and listening to her reading--it is obvious she followed this advice. Breathe Cry Breathe documents not only Catherine's joyous memories of her family, but also her darkest as we follow her journey to heal her broken heart. Her story will resonate deeply with anyone who has lost a love one.