Finally, a writer cracks open the door to dialogue and information about executorship, wills and end of life decisions while sharing a compelling personal story.
L.P. Suzanne Atkinson, a Sackville native, is a retired social worker and businesswoman, and she says that like many of life's events encountered for the first time, one does not know what one does not know.
Emily's Will Be Done, a work of creative non-fiction, chronicles the story of executing a will fraught with standard challenges and difficulties particular to the task. By permitting readers a peek into her friend's very private life, they are propelled through their own journey of self-discovery.
Atkinson says her philosophy of life is based on two qualities for which she continually strives. First, there is no better descriptor than to be called a kind person and good friend and, second, a lesson learned and not shared is information squandered. Suzanne writes about the challenges inherent in aging and about the unavoidable consequences of relationships. She uses her life and work experiences to weave timeless stories that cross many boundaries. She and her husband, David Weintraub, currently make Nova Scotia their home.
The launch of Emily's Will Be Done is scheduled to take place at Marshlands Inn on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend, during which time the author will provide an outline of her latest work, which sheds considerable light on a subject seldom discussed.
Copies will be available for purchase and signing at that time.