Patti Barrett Webb’s New Book ‘Rosie’s Story’ Helps Children Deal with Loss, Grief

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Based on true story, new book shows young readers how to cope with death.

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The world is so tired of all of the massive killings and lack of regard for human life.

After a four-year period of swans being killed on her property’s lake, author Patti Barrett Webb decided to write her heartfelt new book, “Rosie’s Story” (published by AuthorHouse), about a fictional swan who tells the story of losing her feathered friends.

As Webb wrote her new book, she realized it is often difficult for adults to explain loss to children, as well as how to cope with the many feelings associated with grief. For this reason, Webb says “Rosie’s Story” can act as a counseling mechanism for those children struggling to accept death and loss as a natural part of life.

“The world is so tired of all of the massive killings and lack of regard for human life,” Webb says. “Swans are so beautiful and they were muted and clipped so they could not get away from the evil presence that took their lives. This book aims to change that story to one of hope for saving other animals.”

An excerpt from “Rosie’s Story”:

“I began to feel very sad. They played music and released white balloons into the sky. I tried to understand what this meant. Many mentioned that this was for Moorey. ‘Was Moorey in the sky?’ Better yet, ‘How did he get there?’”

Rosie’s Story
By Patti Barrett Webb
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781491858189
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781491858172
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patti Barrett Webb is a licensed clinical social worker and private psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field. Her main focus is on trauma, transition and bereavement using integrative techniques of both traditional and alternative methodology to facilitate healing. Having studied extensively on attachment theory, loss and trauma, including pet loss, she has developed an understanding of the challenges that people endure in facing these issues. She currently lives in Suwanee, Georgia, with her husband.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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