And Then, the Train Wrecked – a nonfiction narrative on grief and Life
The train that was the happy life of Ronnie and Merry was derailed by Merry’s rapid, unexpected death from pancreatic cancer. This nonfiction book chronicles Ronnie’s grief and thoughts on Life and God during the days leading up to her death and during the year that followed. It captures the raw emotion of a man as he seeks to understand and to cope with the loss of his wife. It follows one rule in it’s telling; it must be honest from the start. That honesty and raw emotion comes through in every paragraph and makes this a very personal, well told story.
Anyone that has known the loss of a loved one can relate to this story, and hopefully, be helped by knowing that it is a path well traveled. They are not alone and are not the first to travel to Wherever, Whenever.
The “life” we plan is seldom the “Life” we end up with. In the end, it comes down to faith and trust in God. That trust gives us the ability to walk through the wreckage of our broken plans, our broken lives and onto the path that God intends for us to follow. Join Ronnie on his journey toward that path.
About Ronnie Lee Graham (Colorado Springs, Colorado Author)
Ronnie Lee Graham’s unique life experiences add realism to his characters and believability to his stories. He can write about closed door executive meetings because he has conducted them. He can write dark, bullying characters because he has been one. Yet, to portray youthful, optimistic heroes, all he needs to do is recall his own early years growing up along the banks of the Mississippi River.
During his thirty year career in the Department of Defense, Ronnie Lee lived in foreign lands and had grand adventures. He served in positions as varied as an infantry private, a Lieutenant Colonel military adviser in the middle east, and as a senior government civilian logistician.
Ronnie Lee now lives in Colorado where he, along with his wife Carrie and their dog Roadie, can be found running or hiking on the many trails. His books include: And Then, the Train Wrecked, The Inventor, and The Nfin8 Echo.