Jane Filetic Announces the Release of ‘Getting Smart About Death’

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A practical book on what readers will need to know after a death.

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This self-help guide has received the iUniverse Editor's Choice designation, which recognizes excellence in writing.

The new book “Getting Smart About Death” by Jane Filetic (published by iUniverse) begins with two eye-opening statements: a death occurs about every 12 seconds in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and most survivors are unprepared for the questions and issues that follow a death. There are many resources that provide support and knowledge for those who seek it, such as hospice, which offers end-of-life planning, and even the Federal Trade Commission, which provides oversight of the death care industry for the consumers who use it.

In “Getting Smart About Death” Filetic focuses on what she knows best: the hours and days immediately following a death, before an obituary is written or services are held. Having worked in the funeral industry for eight years as an arrangement counselor, Filetic knows this is when distress, confusion, and even conflict often begin due to a basic lack of knowledge on behalf of the survivors of a death. If she had her way, each reader would know just enough to be prepared when a death occurs or when one is imminent. In an easy-to-read format, “Getting Smart About Death” covers four questions that survivors will be asked immediately after every death. Filetic answers the most frequently-asked questions survivors have following a death, offers helpful suggestions to consider when a death is imminent, and more.

This self-help guide has received the iUniverse Editor's Choice designation, which recognizes excellence in writing.

“Getting Smart About Death”
By Jane Filetic
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491700884
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491700877
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491700891
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
Jane Filetic worked as an arrangement counselor for eight years with one of the oldest mortuaries in California. She helped families and individuals from all walks of life make burial and cremation arrangements, at death and in advance of death. She retired in 2012 to write this book, and resides in Carmel, Calif.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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