trishmikesimonsoY got their new book cover by running a design contest:
The Road Back to You- Finding Your Way After Losing Your Child to Suicide
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The Road Back to You: Finding Your Way After Losing a Child to Suicide
My name is Trish Simonson. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Mike. We have 2 grown children Ashley and Cole. We lost our youngest son to suicide in 2015 at the age of 15, which is the reason for this book. In the years following I was involved in suicide prevention and awareness with my focus on youth. I have since stepped back in order to focus on this book. My hobbies include writing, reading, refinishing furniture, riding 4 wheelers and my bicycle. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains. I am a fanatic dog lover and think the best dogs are rescues or adoptions. I live in Gillette, WY with my husband and our two dogs Boone and Axel.
Six years ago we lost our 15 year old son to suicide. This is my story of tremendous loss and grief. I never thought I would find peace or joy again. I never thought I would be able to forgive God or my son. I never thought my anger would subside but it did. In the most unexpected way I learned to forgive my son, found renewed faith in God and learned to live once again.
My book is specifically for parents of any age that have lost their children to suicide. I am hoping to reach parents from all over, even worldwide that have endured the tragic loss of their child by suicide.
I have this picture I took when I road my bicycle on the Mickelson Trail this summer. The trail is red rock and in the distance is the Black Hills of Wyoming. Everything is green and beautiful, it was so peaceful and just in that moment it felt like nothing was wrong in the world. When I stopped to take a picture I said to myself this is it, this is my road, this is my road back me, back to life, back to joy and back to God. I also imagine a Swallowtail butterfly flying above the trail. The butterfly is significant for 2 reasons, one I feel like it is a sign from God about my son, another the butterfly is like re-birth; it starts out as this caterpillar that isn't necessarily beautiful but then amazingly spins its own cocoon and in time becomes a beautiful butterfly. I also thought about using a hawk feather that I found on the trail that is an important part of my journey but I don't want to overload the cover
What to avoid
I don't want to use my maiden name Zeitler in the title. The mock cover has it on there.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
trishmikesimonsoY collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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