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

Release - 2010 Indie Excellence Book Award

Irene Kendig
irene AT

May 27, 2010


New Book Offers Hope For Those Dealing With Grief, Death; 

Named Finalist in National Indie Excellence Awards

Grateful Press LLC announces National Indie Excellence Award for flagship title “Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought Were Dead” by speaker and self-acceptance coach Irene Kendig

Reston, Va. – Grateful Press LLC is pleased to announce that its flagship title, Conversations With Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead, has been named a Finalist in the New Age Non-Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards. The competition is judged by independent publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters, who select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

This is the second publishing industry award given Conversations With Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead. The book also garnered a Silver Medal in the same category of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Kendig’s book is rapidly gaining recognition as an enlightening, life-affirming account of her experiences communicating through a medium with loved ones whose existence on Earth had ended. Subtitled “Seven compelling dialogues that will transform the way you think about dying . . . . and living,” the book now serves as part of the author’s outreach as a professional speaker on death and dying, and as a personal self-acceptance coach.

The book is helpful reading for healthcare professionals, therapists, those who are grieving, and anyone facing end-of-life issues. In Conversations With Jerry, the author offers hope through her own life-changing experiences as examples of how these people can shift the way they think about death and move through it to make peace with the past, develop a loving and compassionate relationship with themselves, and enjoy a renewed sense of optimism about life.

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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