How dare I think about being happy when the love of my life was dead?
St. Simons Island, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
After Gwendolyn Stevens’ husband of 34 years died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest in 2005, she was devastated and unable to continue on with the life she was living.
She retired from her teaching position in the United States Coast Guard Academy, moved to a barrier island in Georgia for a fresh start and ended up finding new love when she least expected it.
“I felt guilty,” Stevens said. “How dare I think about being happy when the love of my life was dead? Wasn’t I supposed to be like Queen Victoria and mourn forever?”
An already accomplished psychologist and scholarly author, Stevens shares her unique story and journey to find happiness again in her new book, “Love, Sun, and Lizard Poop.”
She opens up about finding a new love after the devastation of widowhood and the fun and frustrations of building a house together in the Caribbean.
“Although both of us were tentative, kind of like hermit crabs, we ventured forth, and so far it has worked,” Stevens said. “[This book] is the story of our romance; the conflict, the laughter, the tears and the risks we both took.”
“Love, Sun, and Lizard Poop: Finding love while building a house in American paradise”
By Gwendolyn Stevens
Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris online bookstores
About the Author
Gwendolyn Stevens, a retired psychology professor and author of several research-based articles and publications, uprooted her life in Connecticut and moved to St. Simons Island, Ga. after the death of her husband. She currently divides her time between three islands in the Virgins, Georgia and Maine with her love, Nils, and her dog, Tahshi.