The book launch for The Silence of Motherhood took place last evening. It was an excellent night with standing room only by the end!
I read two of my reader’s favourite chapters, Chapter 11 - Self-Insemination, and Chapter 17 - The Death of Motherhood. Self-Insemination is one of my favorite chapters and quite humorous as you will see from my week three blog! The Death of Motherhood is quite a bit more intense and involves a woman who is a Jehovah’s Witness who, along with her husband, refuses blood products. It has a very tragic ending. Every time I read it, I am almost on able to get through it without breaking down. It seems to be one of the chapters that has had the deepest impact on readers.
It was very surreal to be reading the book in front of an engaged and gracious crowd. I was once again surprised at the deep emotional impact some of the chapters have on me even though I was the person who wrote them!
For those people who are becoming friends of Victoria Jones and her life, I am looking to host a virtual book launch over the summer by Facebook live stream. I look forward to hearing what people think and hope that many will participate!
Stay tuned for more!
Dr. Victoria Jones is a surgical oncologist who lives with her two adorable sons, Logan and Lucas, conceived via donor insemination. She has published extensively in scientific journals, and won research, teaching, and mentoring awards. She enjoys any type of learning and/or self-development, travel, cooking, and wine. She spends her free time transporting her children back and forth between their myriad of exciting activities.