Romany Author Reveals Her Journey Dealing With Grief After Death of Her Son

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Christine Ball aims to help others struggling with loss of loved one in new memoir

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Christine Ball’s son Naylor was only 26 when he was killed in a car crash. Stricken with grief, Ball spent a number of years in depression, until she was finally able to see herself out of “pits of despair” to reclaim her life. In her new memoir, “There I Was: Here I Am” (published by Balboa Press), Ball recounts the pain she felt after the loss of her son and how she was able to come out of her depression through the support and love of her family.

As a Romany author, Ball also hopes to dispel misinformation surrounding the Romany people. She explains, “This book holds nothing back, in terms of personal detail, emotions and information that has always been kept secret within the society of an intensely private and guarded people.”

Like her family who offered Ball support during her darkest times, the author aims to provide readers with guidance through their difficult journeys in dealing with grief.

“There I Was: Here I Am”
By Christine Ball
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781504390385
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781504390361
E-Book | 172 pages | ISBN 9781504390378
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Christine Ball is a traditional Romany woman whose life was torn apart by the death of her beloved son, Naylor. Ball is an old-fashioned Romany, steeped in the ways, spirit, philosophies, mindset and values of generations of her kind. She was married at 17 to Alfie, who was her soulmate as well as her husband, and they enjoyed over 40 years together, until Alfie passed away at the age of 58 from cancer. Christine is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. “There I Was: Here I Am” is her first book.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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