Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes
House on Fire
Fire. While it appears destructive, it’s also a force of renewal. Just as fire clears the way for new growth, so too can people transform their lives when they confront their worst fears and step into the sunlight of their purpose and truth.
“House on Fire,” a raw and riveting memoir by author and publisher Jenn T. Grace, explores her journey growing up as an adopted child in a chaotic household. Surviving a turbulent childhood marked by family conflict, mental illness and alcoholism, Grace promises herself that life will get better. But as an adult, Grace’s personal and professional successes belie her inner turmoil. When she bravely steps in to adopt her sister’s emotionally troubled daughter, she soon discovers that love and patience are not enough to meet the child’s needs. Desperate to find help, Grace and her wife struggle for years to navigate a broken mental health system that too often fails families and their children, leaving them with a heart-wrenching decision to save their sanity.
How do we let certain things go once we realize we have choices? How do we come to a place of healing and forgiveness? Too often the outside world judges and criticizes without understanding the private challenges that many families face. Grace’s courage and honesty in telling her story is an inspiring message of hope and resilience for anyone suffering from trauma, adversity, and obstacles that seem insurmountable.
Beyond the Rainbow
For more than a decade Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian, has helped organizations connect with the lucrative LGBTQ market. In this, her fourth LGBTQ book, she takes us behind the scenes of her professional and personal life as she shares stories that illustrate the do’s and don’ts of doing business with the LGBTQ community. Woven into her stories, which are sprinkled with Jenn’s signature style of unapologetic honesty and lighthearted humor, are proven strategies to help readers navigate this highly nuanced demographic – sensitively and profitably.
Therapy Notes for Families
The creators of this book designed it to solve a personal need. After multiple years of weekly therapy and monthly psychiatry appointments, the collection and tracking of important information became too scattered to be helpful.
This book is broken into two parts – the first is helping you track all of your important information related to your child. This includes the contact information of all medical parties involved, such as the pediatrician, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist and therapist.
You may also be intimately aware of how many times new clinicians ask you background information on your child, like known complications with pregnancy or milestones such as crawling, walking and talking. This is information that regardless how many times the book’s creators were asked, they had to think about it, rather than having the information at the ready. After the doctors lost the book creator’s medical file and all of their medication history was lost for their daughter, they recognized how important having this information in their hands was.
Jenn T. GraceThe Professional Lesbian
Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and author. Guided by the mantra, “Change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. She has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.
Passionate about helping people share their stories of adversity, Jenn is the Founder of Publish Your Purpose Press, a publishing company that includes the PYP Academy, with programs that teach aspiring authors how to publish their books. In addition to publishing 50+ books that share the stories of others, Jenn has written six.
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