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Monday, May 10, 2021

"When Will It Stop Hurting?": One Man's Journey Through Grief by Glenn Cameron - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Glenn Cameron and his new book, “When Will It Stop Hurting?: One Man’s Journey Through Grief,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Glenn and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

"When Will It Stop Hurting?": One Man's Journey Through Grief

by Glenn Cameron


GENRE: Memoir



Crystle was the love of his life. For thirty-six years they had done everything together. As retirement approached all he could think of was spending even more time with his beautiful wife, growing old together. Just three years earlier they had sold their home in the Toronto area and moved to Niagara in preparation for retirement. Then on her 58th birthday, Crystle was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. A terminal diagnosis that Glenn never allowed himself to accept. But just eight months later she had succumbed to her illness and Glenn was thrust into a time filled with uncontrolled grief that seemed to almost suffocate him. This is his real life story. He shares the raw emotions and the dark places he visited in his mind. His story will make you laugh and cry. It will makes you cherish your loved ones. You will be uplifted as you follow his path in overcoming grief. His inspirational story will provide comfort and hope to others struggling with grief.



By the time Crystle’s celebration of life was over I just wanted to be alone. I asked our children to leave me alone for a while. No phone calls. No texts. No contact. I knew I had to face this beast—grief—on my own terms. I didn’t know it then, but I would need the help and support of friends and family more than I ever could have imagined. But I was determined to start the fight on my own.

Grief, for me, was oppressive. It was like wearing clothing fabricated from lead. My steps were heavy and slow. I felt as if my stomach had been tied into a knot and then knotted again. A dull ache spread throughout my entire body. It seemed that truly every fibre in my body was screaming in pain. It was difficult for me to put a thought together. In the morning I would come downstairs and make a cup of coffee. Then I would just stand there. Sometimes literally standing for ten or fifteen minutes, just staring into space, and by the time I took that first sip of coffee it had become lukewarm. There was no thought process, my mind was grappling with the reality of Crystle’s death and trying to find a way out. For these few moments in the morning, emotions seemed to drain out of me, and I just stood there with the cold of the kitchen tile against my feet. I was not angry, or sad, or lonely. I was just empty, devoid of all feelings, consumed in my grief.

Sleep became altered for me. I have always joked with anyone who cared to listen that I had a PhD in sleep. “Stand me in a corner and I will be fine,” I would quip. Now, my nights were restless. I would drift in and out of sleep with the same story repeating over and over. How can I change the ending of this story? My mind still refusing to accept her death, I would play out scenario after scenario. I would start to slip away into sleep as my mind continued to review the steps I could take in hopes of a different outcome. Then reality would invade my consciousness like a bell ringing beside my head.

“She is gone. She is gone!” shouted that damn voice in my head.

This scene repeated itself over and over until I fell into sleep from exhaustion. Sleep, when it finally overtook me, was like a gift from heaven. For in those precious few hours I was free of grief. But as soon as I awakened, it all started again. It was torture.



I grew up in Canada’s east coast and moved to Toronto in my late teens. I was ready to sow my wild oats in the big city. But I met Crystle on a blind date and everything changed. I knew she was the love of my life. I have a business degree from the University of New Brunswick and I have worked in the information technology sector much of my working career. That hardly is credentials for an author, but life makes us all experts, even in areas we may prefer not to hold that title. When Crystle passed my life was forever changed. My grief was so overwhelming I felt I needed to share my story and if even one person is inspired to defeat grief then my writing career will be a success.











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  1. Glenn ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    1. Good morning Ally. Thank you for hosting my book today!

  2. I loved the excerpt and think the book sounds great.