Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello Blog Tour ~Review & Guest Post

 Title: Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello by RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Genre: Nonfiction/Christian/Grief & Loss
Audience: Adult
Formats: Paperback and Ebook
E-Cover By: RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Paperback Cover: Marcy Rachel
Editor: Lee Ryder
ISBN-10: 1484801466
ISBN-13: 1492110884
Date Published: October 15, 2013

The journey of pregnancy brings hope, joy, and love for the expecting mother. The hope of giving birth to a new life. The joy of feeling this new life grow inside of her. The love that starts with a test that doesn’t ever end. Dreams for the unborn child flood the new mother’s mind, as well as those around her. Each step of the pregnancy is a cherished moment. The anticipation of meeting her cherished baby builds from the very first month and ends after birth.

This is the story of one mother and how a few words changed her life forever. How a piece of her faded when she heard these words: “There’s no heartbeat.” When RaeBeth Buda laid in the hospital in labor, she and her husband heard those dreaded words.

What happens when all of those dreams are shattered in a moment’s notice? How does one cope with the loss of their child? This is the story of their journey and of the devastating grief of the loss of her daughter, Dakota Emily Buda.


Small Teaser
Shortly after our perfectly imperfect wedding, my husband and I headed off to our honeymoon. We were thrilled. It seemed like things were finally falling into place. He had a great job and we were happy. The honeymoon was amazing. We decided to take a trip to the Pocono’s for the most amazing time at the most beautiful and entertaining resort we could find...Pocono Palace. I felt like a princess. We overly enjoyed our honeymoon. We took walks, played games in the game room, and made some memories would will last a lifetime.

Of course our honeymoon went by too quickly and after two weeks, we headed home. I was glad to though because I was missing my daughter. She’s an amazing little girl who has one heck of a sense of humor. She brightens our world.  There’s not a day that goes by where she doesn’t make us laugh or make our hearts melt. Her personality is amazing and her outlook on the world is impressive.

Let me introduce to you our princess, Emma.  She’s our world, our breath that we breathe, and we love her more than life itself. She’s a daddy’s girl and isn’t your typical little child. She loves to get down and dirty with her daddy when working on cars, but won’t hesitate to spend the day getting her nails painted with Mommy.

When we got back from our honeymoon, life went back to the way it was. Emma started first grade and Greg went back to work. I had a book I needed to finish writing. I tried so hard to finish this book but out of the blue, I started to get sick. My stomach would hurt and I was exhausted. Several weeks went by and I didn’t seem to be getting any better.
Then it came to me, I might be pregnant.

Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello draws the reader in from the beginning. I normally hate reading non-fiction books, but Raebeth's story is one book that should be read to read understand what she dealt with. There were times that I got tears of sadness, but overall, this was a very good book that is a must read.

About the Author:
RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.

RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful little girl and a mother to an angel in heaven as of May 27th, 2013.

She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels that connecting with readers is her main goal.

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Guest Post

How to Meet Deadlines and Remain Sane (at least for me):
One thing I didn’t realize when I decided to become a self published author is that..... it’s work! Scratch that... it’s A LOT of work! When I signed up for this gig, I wanted to sit at my computer and pound the keys while creating an entertaining world on my screen. I didn’t realize that there was so much more to being an author.
When I first published Silenced (my first book), I thought, “Hey this is cool!” By the time I got to publishing Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello, I remember saying several times, “I need a personal assistant.”
I am my own personal assistant. I organize all of the blog tours. I keep all websites, Facebook pages, and blog up to date. In addition, I also run my own street team. It’s to the point where I am always working with something that deals with my book. It’s not just writing anymore. So, how do I do it? How do I manage all of this without loosing my mind. ORGANIZATION!!!
At the beginning of every year, I purchase a planner. It has a planning section with full monthly calendars and each month is broken down into days. Then, I have my contacts section where I keep the most frequently used contact information for quick access. The third section is resources. I don’t use this. But the last section, I’d be lost without; the notes section. I keep track of upcoming events, street team stuff, and ideas.
In addition to all this wonderful stuff to help with the planning, I start things super early. This way there is time for errors. I rely on my street team for a good bit of the promotion. They do an amazing job. This takes some of the stress off of me. But I still find it hard to write. It seems like I have to decide... do I promote my work and hang out with the readers? OR Do I write? **Remember I’m a stay at home mom too.**
Organization is key. If I didn’t have my to do lists, I’d lose it. I set deadlines and I strive to reach them. Self discipline is a must. If I don’t force myself to do it, it won’t get done.
What do you do to help stay organized?
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  1. Thank you for being part of the Saying Goodbye Book Tour. I really appreciate it.

  2. I can not get over how this book pulls at your heart strings. I wish Raebeth Success with all her books sales on this book.