Conversations with Jerry - self acceptance, life after death, and healing

Release - 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award

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May 20, 2010


New Book Wins Silver Medal in Independent Publisher Book Awards;
Offers Hope For Those Dealing With Death, Grief


Flagship title, “Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought Were Dead,” by speaker and self-acceptance coach Irene Kendig, wins coveted Silver Medal in Death & Dying category for Grateful Press LLC

Reston, Va. – Grateful Press, LLC was rewarded right out of the gate with news that its flagship title, Conversations With Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead, by first-time author Irene Kendig, garnered a Silver Medal in the Death and Dying category of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The author accepted her medal at the 14th annual “IPPY” awards ceremony on May 25 in a ceremony that kicked off this year’s Book Expo America, the industry’s largest show in North America.

Kendig’s book is rapidly gaining recognition as an enlightening, life-affirming and transformative read that diminishes fear of dying and provides comfort for those who are grieving and/or facing end-of-life issues. Subtitled “Seven compelling dialogues that will transform the way you think about dying . . . and living,” the book does just that.

The 352-page softcover book retails for $19.95 USD and is available at the book’s website,, on and through booksellers. -- Irene Kendig earned her Bachelors degree cum laude in Psychology from UCLA, and her Masters. in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica. She is a certified Alchemical Hypnotherapist and a certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP). She blogs at

Winner of 7 National Awards!


USA Book News Best Book Award:

Winner, Death & Dying

Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award:

Highest Scoring Book

by a Debut Author

Independent Publisher Award:

Silver Medal Winner (IPPY),

Death & Dying

National Indie Excellence Award

Finalist, Death & Dying

International Book Awards:

Winner, Death & Dying

Global eBook Awards:

Winner, Death & Dying

National Indie Excellence Award

Finalist, New Age Non-Fiction

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