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Diane Kirby

Diane Kirby is a retired lawyer. Her happy place is in a forest with a dog. She began writing to process her grief following the death of her husband. Her debut book, Demystifying Grief, explains the what, why and how of grief. Her follow-up memoir, Grief and the Spirit World, describes her journey as she embraced her Scottish roots, Spiritualism and mediumship to further help her heal.


Demystifying Grief: What You Need to Know to Heal

There are an estimated 258 million widows worldwide. Demystifying Grief is a primer for women who’ve lost their partners, an accessible handbook on the physical, emotional, and behavioral effects of grief, and how to survive and heal. In June 2018, Diane Kirby’s life partner of forty-six years died suddenly and unexpectedly. In the aftermath, she discovered that the death of one’s partner is a traumatic, painful, and incredibly solitary experience, particularly in a death-denying society.

Grief and the Spirit World: A Search for Comfort

What if, as we navigate loss and grief, our loved ones are walking beside us on the other side of the veil? What if we could learn to not only connect with our ancestors but also to Spirit? Grief and the Spirit World: A Search for Comfort explores the complexities of grief-not only the sorrow, but also the hopefulness-and confirms that in grief, as we heal, we can help others.

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