Shel Silverstein

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

Kathleen Adams

In this brave and necessary work, Donaleen Saul stares straight into the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. Equal parts memoir and self-help journal guidebook, the story is compelling and the writing prompts are sensitive and artful, gently guiding the reader/writer through the layers and complexities of this very particular grief. For all the broken-hearted who ask themselves the unanswerable questions, Did You Know I Would Miss You? brims with compassion, wisdom, hope and eventual healing.

Carola O’Brien

To put it plainly, you could not do better than Donaleen Saul. She is unbelievably thorough. Since this was the first of my books she was editing, she took the time to read my previous book to understand the rhythm of how I write.

W.O. Mitchell

Do not quit. You see, the most constant state of an artist is uncertainty. You must face confusion, self-questioning, dilemma. Only amateurs are confident…be prepared to live with the fear of failure all your art life.

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, fiercely resisted the media’s label of “feminist cult figure” for her seminal work, The Golden Notebook. She also declined the award, Dame of the British Empire. “Where is this British Empire?” she inquired politely. I’m inspired by her words, “Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.”