Kismet has had its share of celebrities: Ann Littlejohn international animal
photographer, Jim Ryan TV news anchor, Tim Mooney industry magazine cover and
Sam Wood on TV . Now Kerry Canava joins the galaxy as Kismet's† first book
Kerry withy hosts Amy & Sam Wood
list of attendees made it to the very top tier of Sam Wood's† office where he
and Amy hosted the unique and special event:
turnout was impressive as was the authoress, dazzling† in pink, greeted her†
rapt† audience soon learned that she is not only beautiful outside but inside,
as well as evidenced in this tender, open and honest memoir of the impact on
her life of her younger brother's suicide.
made it even more significant was† that most in the audience knew her younger
brother, Joey, and indeed her whole family, (her Dad wowed us at Karaoke in the
old Out) who were all very near and dear to the community.
"Hi Jeannie! Not sure how many people were there. I was too occupied to
count, but it was a full house. Standing room only! I brought 30 books and
sold all 30. Iím bringing back more next weekend as Iím getting stopped on the
streets of Kismet looking for additional copies...
event started with an intro from Sam. This was Kismetís first ever book
signing!!! I then read the forward and did a little talk and read a couple of
more excerpts. It got emotional at times. For me and the audience. Some misty
crux of my talk and the book was about the mindset I had to develop to create a
new life after Joeís suicide 10 years ago. What if the worst thing that
happened to me is the best thing? What would be possible if I lived life from
that perspective? When everything falls apart we have the opportunity to
redefine ourselves if we choose..."
excerpt from my book Worthy A Memoir
took a few deep breaths. I wanted to be fully present for this moment. This
wasnít any old tattoo parlor I was in. For me it was the shrine in which I
would fully step into my power, leaving my past story about myself
we go,'† my tattoo artist said as the needle braised my skin. I felt him carve
all six letters of the word deeply into my foot. In a matter of moments, it was
over. Glancing down, there it was in black script letters. My one word. The
energy in which I chose to live the rest of my life embedded in my soul, cells,
and now my skin....
atmosphere was uplifting. There were some misty eyes for sure, but plenty of
laughs and cheers. I shared from my heart. I told everyone I wrote the book
because suicide is the ultimate I donít matter conversation. Perhaps if I could
finally own my worth and help others do the same through my story, I
could right the ship for my brother. I want his legacy to be one that
celebrates our uniqueness and worthiness."
was a lovely bar set up and a fabulous cheese platter !!
her devoted Significant Other
bye, thank you for coming
seeing Kerry a the Inn days later she was still glowing,
memoir evidently working its magic
is link to order book
Worthy: A Memoir