Jess Lourey discusses choosing to feel joy while overcoming tragedy

Author of Rewrite Your Life

Jess Lourey

Afraid to feel joy while in the midst of sorrow? Author Jess Lourey overcoming her fear of feeling joy after her husband’s suicide. Listen in now.

In this episode of FEAR NOT, author Jess Lourey shares with us how she overcame her fear of choosing joy while dealing with the suicide of her husband. Listen in to this honest exchange and you will learn:

  • To run straight toward your fears.
  • Having a close-circle of friends is important.
  • You can find your answers and healing through journaling and writing.

Jess Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing “a splendid mix of humor and suspense.”

Jess also writes sword and sorcery fantasy, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure, and magical realism, literary fiction, and thrillers.

She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology. She is also a recipient of The Loft’s 2014 Excellence in Teaching fellowship and regular Psychology Today blogger. As well as a sought-after workshop leader and keynote speaker who delivered the 2016 “Rewrite Your Life” TEDx Talk.

When not teaching, reading, writing, leading bucket-list writer’s retreats in exotic locations, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story.

Finally, her book, REWRITE YOUR LIFE, which walks readers through the process of transforming personal experience into page-turning fiction, comes out May 2017.

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One thought on “Jess Lourey discusses choosing to feel joy while overcoming tragedy

  1. Choose joy. Wow, I think that is really scary for so many of us and are too afraid to admit it. I love that you say you make the decision to choose joy every day, Jessie.