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June Converse

Thriving After Trauma - Author and Writing Coach

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An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?
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When you lose everyone and everything you love, can you ever live again? Or love again?
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About June...

Choosing to rebuild a life after a breakdown has been a challenge. I became an author and a blogger who openly shares my struggle with bipolar, suicide ideation and disordered eating. I made a decision to stop suffering with bipolar and to start living with bipolar. A simple shift in my thinking and now, here I am. I have published two novels and received reviews I could have only dreamed of.

Who knew being willing to put my vulnerabilities front and center would heal me and others too?

Who knew I could lose it all – career, friends, faith – and recreate, rebuild, and renew?

I’m still creating me, and I hope to never stop building. It’s a journey and I welcome fellow journeymen. We live in this world together. Wouldn’t it be great to actually do the journey together?
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My Blog

April 12, 2021
My Gifts of Imperfection

If you’ve been following me this year, you know I’ve been doing a Year of Discovery using a variety of books to help me reflect and recognize my patterns and learn more about myself. My second book was The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. There is a lot of meat in that book, and […]

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April 5, 2021
Authenticity: What the Heck Does That Mean

Whenever I read a book – whether fiction or nonfiction – I keep a pen nearby. I mark sentences that I think are well-crafted or statements of theme that hit my heart. When I’m through, I like to type all of these into a document for further reflection. During this Year of Discovery, I’ve used […]

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March 29, 2021
Shamed or Shame Resilient: My Body

I’m reading The Gift of Imperfections by Brene Brown. She writes, “Shame is that warm feeling that washes over us, making us feel small, flawed and never good enough.” As I write this, I’m not warm with shame, I’m burning up. Some Context I used to weigh almost 190 pounds (I’m 5’1”). After a lot […]

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Reviews and Testimonials

"I can really appreciate a storyline in which I am unable, as a reader, to predict exactly what is going to happen next. This is far from a typical romance novel, with twists and turns that will have your jaw-dropping and your empathy muscles working as you connect with the characters and want to see them succeed. Can't wait for the next book, this one left me decidedly hoping (pun intended) for more!"

E. Maillet

"A heart wrenching love story that will keep you turning the pages to see if Matt and Kathleen can find their happily every after. This book is not for the faint of heart, but worth every minute. Can't wait for book two and also book 3 to see if I, I mean Matt, can forgive Patti."

KT

"I don't normally read a lot of romance, but from the first paragraph to the last, I was hooked and didn't want to put the book down. The characters are real and likable, and their struggles are relevant and engaging. This book talks about important themes not often dealt with directly, and it does so with great sensitivity and skill. I didn't want this book to end."

Meredith A.

"Well written with fabulous description. It keeps your interest. This is not your Hallmark cozi mystery. Love her style. I love to support new authors who write well. I look​ forward to her next offering"

Amazon Reader

"A great read that has it all. A beautiful beach, a mysterious women, a horrific crime, and the capacity of the human heart to love despite tragedy."

PMtheNurse

"This is a powerful love story and I was rooting for Kathleen and Matt. I also loved the theme of the letters from Betty."

Misty H.

Emotional Connection

Cannot recommend this book highly enough!
For me, the criteria of a great book is an emotional connection of depth. While I thoroughly enjoy a book that makes me laugh out out, or chew my nails with anxiety, my all time favorites are ones where I, when the title is mentioned, exclaim, “I loved that book! I cried for the last X many minutes of it!”*
With Journey to Hope, I happened to be getting my nails done when I reached the climax of the book. As I sat behind a plexiglass shield and face mask, the tears came with a vengeance. I was sniffling into my mask and trying to hide my tears from technicians and other patrons, but I could not stop reading. I loved Matt and Kathleen from the first book, Decide to Hope, and now they are cemented into my memory with public tears.
*Time Travelers Wife, All the Light we cannot See, Shadow of the Moon, Mouse and Tim, just so you know the caliber of book we are talking about

Dorothy C.

How does one survive a tragedy beyond imagination?

How does one survive a tragedy beyond imagination? How do we recover from guilt? How do we rebuilt our life after trauma? How can we best help our loved ones heal? What binds two people together no matter what? June Converse deals expertly with each of these questions in her second novel Journey to Hope.
Her characters work their way through an emotional terrain that most of us never enter. Yet as a trauma survivor myself, I found comfort in the gentle way Converse deals with them and us, her readers. I felt myself in Kathleen and my partner in Matt.
Journey to Hope is raw and real and helps us to see that regardless of our past, there is always hope for our future. Thank you for the reminder.

Nancy J.

Powerful Love Story

This is a powerful love story and I was rooting for Kathleen and Matt. I also loved the theme of the letters from Betty.

Misty H.
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