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

Release - 2010 USA Book News Award

Irene Kendig
October 29, 2010



New Publisher Announces Third Award This Year For Book Offering Hope
To Those Dealing With Grief, Death, Suicide

Reston-based publisher Grateful Press LLC announces USA Book News 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 is a winner in the Health: Death & Dying category of the “Best Books 2010 Awards," sponsored by USA Book News, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses.

This is the third 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, and was a Finalist in the New Age Non-Fiction category of this year’s National Indie Excellence Awards.

Subtitled “Seven compelling dialogues that will transform the way you think about dying . . . and living,” Kendig’s book is rapidly gaining recognition as an enlightening and life-affirming read that diminishes fear of dying and inspires conscious, joyous living. The book now serves as part of Kendig’s outreach as a professional speaker.

While helpful for anyone facing end-of-life issues or for those grieving the loss of a loved one, this work has taken on more timely and urgent meaning in the wake of recent suicides by teens subject to bullying. The author believes that our society’s discomfort with the subject of dying is magnified for the survivors of suicide victims.

“Suicide itself is such a cultural taboo that it puts even more pressure on those left behind to remain silent about the rollercoaster of emotions they may be experiencing,” she explains. “Religious judgment and condemnation of those who’ve committed suicide can multiply the unnecessary suffering of those who are grieving.

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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