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Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice by Jenny Lisk


Genre: Memoir

Tour Dates: 18th - 24th June 2021

Publication Date: 5th January 2021

Standalone Book

Estimated Page Count: 257

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF and Limited US Paperbacks

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, guest posts and Q&As

Potential Trigger Warnings: The book deals with cancer, terminal illness, death, and grief

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How do I tell my kids—just nine and eleven—that the doctors can’t fix their dad’s cancer? How do I navigate eight months of caregiving so my husband’s terminal illness doesn’t destroy the rest of us, too? Will my kids be “OK” someday?


These are just some of the questions Jenny Lisk was asking herself when her forty-three-year-old husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. This health crisis turned her world inward and upside down, and thrust her into a role she never expected—that of cancer caregiver.


In between surgeries, ER visits, thousands of pills, and ultimately, hospice at home, Jenny kept her corner of the world updated through a CaringBridge online journal.


In Future Widow, Jenny goes behind the scenes of her journey through those tumultuous and heartbreaking months. She reflects on the community who showed her how to be an ally in a crisis, her search for guides on how to parent grieving children, and the dual reality of having to choose—and getting to choose—what her future will look like.


Through it all, she grapples with this fundamental question:


Do I have what it takes to help my young family survive my husband’s terminal illness?

About Jenny Lisk

Jenny Lisk is an author, speaker, and host of The Widowed Parent Podcast, which has been featured in the Washington Post and ParentMap. On her “Hundred Dreams” list is riding a camel. And milking a cow. And raising $44,000 for brain cancer research, in honor of her husband’s forty-four years. She is passionate about helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being. Jenny lives in Redmond, Washington, with her two teenagers. This is her first book.


Please visit her website at and connect with her on social media @liskjenny.

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