Alison Garwood Jones

Father’s Day

Originally published in June 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Loss, Gift Ideas, Pen Jar Productions

My new book is called I Miss My Mommy, but fathers are just as integral to the story for orphaned adults. For Father’s Day, here’s a preview of how dads, now gone, weave in and out of the stories of their adult kids’ lives. 

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Summer Giveaway

Originally published in June 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Loss, Gift Ideas, Grief, Pen Jar Productions

Let’s start a conversation about grief. I’d love a short social media review of my book (up to 150 words written or filmed) from you:

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The Queen of Death

Originally published in June 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Loss, Graphic Visualizer, Grief

I didn’t set out to create a book on grief … Just before the pandemic, I started drawing fictional portraits of people in different stages of grief and organizing them into a narrative arc.

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Mother’s Day is Remembrance Day for Orphaned Adults … and it’s complicated

Originally published in May 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Grief

Mother’s Day is Remembrance Day for Orphaned Adults. Survey results reveal how you are handling it now that she’s gone.

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“I Miss My Mommy” on TVO’s The Agenda

Originally published in May 2024 in Blog, Books, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Grief, Grief, Pen Jar Productions

TVO’s The Agenda joined Alison Garwood-Jones in her studio to talk about grieving the death of both parents, and her new book, I MISS MY MOMMY.

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Male Friendships and Grief

Originally published in May 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Grief, Gift Ideas, Grief, Pen Jar Productions

Male friendships and Grief

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Cover Blurbs for “I Miss My Mommy”

Originally published in May 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Grief, Comic, Graphic Novel, Grief, Pen Jar Productions

Cover blurbs for the book I Miss My Mommy by Alison Garwood-Jones

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My Big Media Interview With Rupert (the golden retriever)

Originally published in April 2024 in Blog, Books, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Grief, Cartoons, Comic, Gift Ideas, Graphic Novel, Grief, Holiday Gift Ideas, Illustration, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators

In my proudest earned media moment to date, yesterday I snagged an interview with Rupert, the white golden retriever.

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Don’t You Love End Papers?

Originally published in April 2024 in Blog, Books, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Grief, Cartoons, Comic, Gift Ideas, Graphic Novel, Grief, Pen Jar Productions

This is the advance reader copy of my new graphic novel that I’m sending out to the media. You can see that it’s got little tags in it where my copy editor Pamela and I have spotted a few tiny bloopers that need correcting before I create the final. But I want to show you […]

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The Power of Daily Journaling & Doodling

Originally published in April 2024 in Blog, Books on Grief, Books on Parental Grief, Cartoons, Comic, Doodling, Graphic Novel, Illustration, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators, Visual Notetaking

A day without journaling is like a day without exercise. I write to break through the morning sludge.

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