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A Bad Hair Day & My 1st TV Interview

UPDATE: The book event may be postponed due to inclement weather. Watch my social media sights & the blog Thursday for any changes.

UPDATE to the Update: We are on schedule. Please join me starting at 4 p.m. today at Master Jewelers, Olive Branch, Miss.

Of course, I was having a bad hair day. Or maybe it’s a bad hair life, nonetheless, this isn’t really about me but about taking grief and mourning out of the shadows.

The former mayor of Olive Branch, Miss., Sam Rikard, interviewed Elizabeth Coplan and me about Grief Dialogues: The Book. As I’ve written, I’m a contributor to this publication, the brainchild of Elizabeth, an author and playwright who resides near Seattle.


This wasn’t a bad hair day. Always take extra photographs on good hair days. You may need them later.

Sam is called the Weather Mayor around here. He always wanted to be a weather man, and now in retirement, he is. He posted the YouTube link (below) to the interview immediately, and it will go on OBTV, a small station that broadcasts in Olive Branch, on today, Nov. 14. He was a great interviewer, and he’s at ease in front of a camera. Me? Not so much, but I’ve really been enjoying marketing the book this week.

I’ve told you lots of stories on this blog, and the book is full of authors’ stories of love and loss. In reading them, we find people who we discover are like us. They experienced sorrow, regret, anger. We discover that we aren’t alone in our grief, nor in the way we think of or handle the issues that death and loss create.

I hope you enjoy the video. If you’d like to purchase a book, you can do so at, and the Amazon option will be up soon.

I want to thank each of you for your support. I know that together, we can bring grief out of the shadows and into the light, where it will be better understood and accepted by our society. What do you think? Can we achieve this, and if so, what steps can we take?


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow! You did a great job, Toni. So composed and well spoken (no uh’s like I do). I think you’re a master interviewee.

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    November 14, 2018
    • Oh you are so kind, Tracy. I hope I get to practice more in the future. 🙂

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      November 14, 2018
      • You can always join the OBTV team and turn your already excellent journalist skills into “on the air” journalist skills by doing feature videos….. Just a thought…

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        November 15, 2018
      • Wow. Never considered that, but I will now. Thanks for the invitation, Sam!


        November 15, 2018

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