Author Talks about Her Son’s Heartbreaking Divorce Battle

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“I Wish He Was Dead” will be featured in the upcoming New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit.

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Healthy marriages are good for a couple’s mental and physical health. Subsequently, children who grow up in happy homes are protected from mental, physical and social problems. Solid relationships need nurturing but what happens when it does not end well? According to an article posted on the American Psychological Association website, about 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Beyond these alarming statistics are stories of families and children dealing with the emotional, psychological and financial effects of divorce. In I Wish He Was Dead, an author shares a firsthand account of her son’s divorce battle and the trauma it caused on her family and granddaughter.

The author’s son, Griegory, and his wife, Lyndalu, looked like a happy couple. With their daughter, Emma Kay, and their affluence, they seemed like the perfect family. But there was a lot more going on beneath the surface. It turns out Lyndalu has been verbally abusing Griegory and making their home environment unstable and unhealthy for their young daughter. The couple eventually decided to separate but the ordeal was far from over. In this uncompromising tell-all, the author narrates how her son and granddaughter became victims of her daughter-in-law’s deceptive schemes. She also exposes how attorneys and judges refused to listen to Griegory’s side of the story and how Lyndalu used the situation to bring problems into the lives of her daughter and husband. More than five years later, Lyndalu still creates ways and excuses to cause dissention between her and Griegory and between Griegory’s family. She has stated that she plans to make the rest of Griegory’s life miserable.

Honest and heart-wrenching, I Wish He Was Dead is a true story of a family ensnared in a web of deception and abuse. The author’s account lends an intimate and humanized glimpse into divorce and the lives that become irrevocably affected by it.

This book was featured at the 2013 New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit in Albany, New York, last October 15-17, 2013. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
The author is a native North Carolinian, born and reared in Pender County (Burgaw), NC. She earned her BS in business and English at ECU and her MEd at NCSU. The author, Faye L. Gardner, lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband. They have two children, two beautiful granddaughters, and two handsome great-grandsons.

I Wish He Was Dead * by Jan Jencomb
Based on a True Story of Abuse, Greed, Hate, Distortion, Falsehoods, Fraud, Love of Money, and Divorce
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