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None of us expect to experience murder in our family. But, murder does happen to families across neighbourhood demographics. This is a deeply personal and profoundly generous account of one family’s lived experience of murder. Beginning from the day of her 13-year-old sister Kathy’s disappearance in November, 1971 and across the too-many years of media and investigative involvement in the yet unresolved murder of Kathy Gloddy, Karen Beaudin brings and takes the reader into her family’s home, life, mind and heart in living with murder in their family. The author describes and discusses the impact of the murder on individual family members and their responses. Writing from her place as one of Kathy’s sisters, Karen Beaudin’s presence is tangible to the reader through her deep, generous and transparent reach to portray cleanly, clearly, and fully how she has endured and lives both the never-endingness and foreverness of her sister’s murder. A Child Is Missing will be as much a resource to families as it will be a resource and teaching tool for victim service providers and for mental health, police, media and criminal justice professionals. A haunting, poignant, bothersome, humbling and thought-provoking narrative that remains with me.
Dr. Susan Tasker, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
- A Child Is Missing-A True Story by Karen Beaudin
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“A Child Is Missing” can now be ordered at www.karenbeaudin.com These first editions will be signed and dated by the author before they are shipped.
It can also be ordered through Tate Publishing at http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/search.php?search=A+Child+Is+Missing The release date for ”A Child Is Missing” is May 18th 2010. At that time the book will be available in warehouses and ready for bookstores to order and places like Amazon.
A Child Is Missing can now be pre-ordered on www.karenbeaudin.com Sara Powell Smith did a great job on the website, The paperback should be available early April and all copies ordered through the author will be signed.
I discussed with Tate Publishing whether to go hard cover or paperback, they disclosed to me the differences. I chose to keep the book in paperback. It keeps the expenses down and makes it more available to everyone. In this economy, it’s a luxury to purchase a book.
I pray Kathy would be pleased with the way I told her story. It’s told with much love, many tears and an ache in my heart to see her again. I love you Kathy….
A Child Is Missing is in the printing stage. Wow, it’s surreal to know that as I write this update the pages to my book are actually being printed. I’m in the marketing stage now. Filling out information for Tate Publishing about me, the author so they can best market the book.
Here is an update on what is happening with the book. The final proofing is done and this Monday all the information will be sent to the publishers. They will look at the final changes to be made and once they are finished printing will begin. Tate Publishing has informed me that it will take four weeks to finish printing. The books will be shipped to the warehouses and me and then a press release will be made. A website is in the works so the book can be ordered from me when it is available. I’m still expecting the book to be released in April.
1/7/2010 I received a copy of A Child Is Missing. This copy of the book is to make the last corrections before it goes to print.
When I first opened the package and saw the front and back cover it literally gave me goosebumps. I flipped through it and was so happy to finally see the fruits of all the hard work that went into writing and editing. Especially because the last two years have been very difficult for me. A personal trial that has brought much pain and sadness. The fact that I could finish writing and get this book accepted by a publishing company is a tremendous achievement. I had to pull myself up and keep going even on the days I didn’t feel I could.
My first goal in writing this book was to glorify the Lord, He led me all the way. Secondly, it was to get Kathy’s story out and how devastating it was to go through such an ordeal as having a sister brutally murdered. Thirdly, I hope that getting this book out might bring a person forward with crucial information to finally charge someone with Kathy’s murder.
The release date is still April, any changes and I will let you know.
12/20/2009 The book is now in the second stage of layout. The first stage was approving how the layout, how it looked online. I printed a few pages to make sure the font was okay. Now the publishers will print the real book for me to look at, once again I will go through it from beginning to end and make sure everything looks okay. I will be looking for any words that might be repeated, spacing that might be off etc. This will be the last stage before they begin printing the book, A Child Is Missing. Every month gets closer to the day it will finally be complete.
12/2/2009 The editing is finished! Two intensive edits but the results were worth it. I thought the editors would do all that work, obviously I didn’t have a clue about the process. I’ve learned so much from writing this book and hopefully the next one, “A Child Is Missing-Searching For Justice” will be a little easier when it comes to editing.
11/25/2009 The book cover is chosen and I am very pleased with it. I talked to the publishing company on some ideas I had and they created some covers from that. I had four to choose from and I picked cover one. To see the cover was so amazing and it made me realize even more that my writing was actually going to become a book. They haven’t changed the release date yet, it’s still April of 2010. If there is a change, I will let you know.
11/20/2009 Update on the book: My daughter Joscelyn and I just went through 45 hours of editing, we laughed and we cried. It was an emotional ride. It was the first time Joscelyn had read through the entire book. Though the editing from beginning to end was grueling, it was needed and I’m happy with the results. This should be the last stage of editing and then we go to lay out. The book cover is being worked on right now and hopefully this week I will get three designs to look at. I was able to work with the publishers on what I have imagined for a cover. Reality is starting to set in, “A Child Is Missing” is one step closer to becoming a book.
Karen’s book, “A Child Is Missing” is in the editing stage right now. Her manuscript was accepted by Tate Publishing and has an expected release date of April, 2010. Her goals in writing this book are threefold. First, to glorify God with her faith. Secondly, that someone reading it might come forward with some valuable information. And thirdly, to express what it was like to grow up knowing her sister was brutally raped and murdered.
If you have any information about the murder of Kathy Lynn Gloddy,
Cold Case Unit
NH State Police Major Crime Unit
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Telephone: 603-271-2663 or 603-271-1255
Or: Tom Shamshak PI of Shamshak Investigative Services 617-948-2128 Toll Free: 800-422-0944