Living Beyond the Sunset: A Story of Love, Loss, and Resilience (Paperback)
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Words and Wine presentor for February 2019— From Words and Wine Author Talk Story
Leah lies in bed next to her terminally ill husband as a nurse practitioner feels for a pulse. Her husband is pronounced dead. With a broken heart, Leah embarks on a solo journey. She finds herself drowning in hurt and sorrow, but then happiness begins to slowly emerge. She starts to grow in a new direction, attempting to rebuild her shattered life, but not without feelings of guilt and disloyalty. Writing new chapters of her life, one at a time, Leah heals her heart and ultimately discovers how to move on.
About the Author
Leah was born in California and grew up in Dayton, Ohio with her younger brother, mother, and military father. Her first life challenge was enduring basic training, after which she went on to serve several years in the United States Army. She has run over twenty half marathons, even coming in first in her age group. Leah received her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of Cortland, and worked in Healthcare Administration for many years before moving into Human Resources. Then one day, an overwhelming tragedy, that impacted her life dramatically, turning her world upside down, and ultimately leaving her a kinder, more empathetic, more fully engaged person, grateful for every moment of living ahead. Leah currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.