About Abby

Abigail Carter was born in Philadelphia and raised in Toronto, Canada. With her husband Arron Dack, she lived in London, Brussels and Boston before settling in Montclair, NJ. Abigail began writing at the age of 38 as a form of catharsis after her husband’s death in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her work has been published in SELF magazine, and online at MSN.com. Before she began writing, Abigail worked as a Web Project Manager for Audible.com, a company that sells downloadable audio books. In July, 2005, Abigail moved to Seattle, WA where she now lives with her two children, Carter, 9 and Olivia, 13.

About The Alchemy of Loss

Abigail Carter is smart, funny, perceptive, and bereft. In the eyes of most, herself included, she had it all- a full life with a loving successful husband and two beautiful children. But in a horrifying instant watched by theworld, it was gone, and her life and her children’s were changed irreparably. How does one learn to live again after tragedy?

The Alchemy of Loss is Abby’s moving story of answering that unimaginable question. Veering away from the trite and pat grief books, which offer one-size-fits-all solutions to this most deeply personal and unique experience, she realizes that each person must forge her own path through grief, and that there are no right answers.

Abby’s journey took her six years, in which she turned everything she knew about herself upside down in order to live again. She charts this journey in the year’s most remarkable memoir. The Alchemy of Loss is her gift to us all- reminding us that life throws up roadblocks we can’t anticipate, and that we cannot live well if we live with regrets.

For more about The Alchemy of Loss, which comes out in paperback in January 2009, read an excerpt HERE , visit Abby’s website HERE, and read her blog HERE.

Abigail Carter’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, December 1st: Crash Course Widow

Wednesday, December 3rd: Solomother

Thursday, December 4th: The Tome Traveller

Monday, December 8th: Widows Quest

Tuesday, December 9th: A Novel Menagerie

Wednesday, December 10th: Anniegirl1138

Thursday, December 11th: Learning To Live

Monday, December 15th: Wormbook

Tuesday, December 16th: My Friend Amy

Wednesday, December 17th: Lesley’s Book Nook

Thursday, December 18th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Monday, December 22nd: Single Mom Finding Herself

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