One Reason to Live
A Memoir by Christine Rose
After multiple traumas and the end of a 15-year marriage, Christine rebuilds her life by traveling around Europe as a pet sitter.
When her husband left, she broke down. On scrap paper she wrote “Reasons to Live,” and it stayed blank for days. Then she had her answer: Live in Europe. Through TrustedHousesitters.com she could petsit, living in other people’s homes for free and work remotely.
This forthcoming memoir follows her journey as she radically accepts her grief, suicidal ideation, and C-PTSD. She learns how to care for herself and fulfills lifelong dreams.
Currently querying agents. If you’re a literary agent and interested in hearing more, please contact me.
About the author
Award-winning author of the Rowan of the Wood MG/YA fantasy series. Selections of Christine’s writing can be seen at JournoPortfolio and some of her art at Fine Art America. Between the years 2010 & 2014, Christine also wrote, blogged, and podcasted under the name O. M. Grey.
- Memoir: Related Blog Posts written during my travels and healing journey and new posts relevant to the memoir’s themes
- PTSD & Sexual Violence Posts on O. M. Grey’s Blog, dating back to 2010. These provide more context to things referred to in the memoir but out of the story arc’s scope.
- Poetry & Short Stores on O. M. Grey’s Blog, written during those dark times.
- YouTube Playlist of videos from our book tour that also provide more history and context.