Dreamscape in A minor
Judi Loren Grace
Published by Jetstream Publishing 2013
Printed in the United States of America
Dreamscape in A minor captures the short life of a musically gifted and misunderstood young man. Jeff
could make you double over with laughter with his comic timing or play a
beautiful and complex piece of music simply by hearing it.
The author, Jeff’s mother, Judi Loren Grace skillfully breathes life back into her son and
painfully reconstructs his life, cut short by suicide. You will cry, smile, and
laugh, but more importantly, you will come to understand how dangerous
misinformation can be. A mother speaking directly to her son, explains the
repercussions of his action. She tells of her journey to heal and understand,
delving into the spirit world and turning back to herself to tap the stark
reality and consequences of her own denial.
Judi Loren Grace has the ability to grab you by the stacking swivels as she
shares her most deep and personal reflections of the pain she bore in losing
her son to suicide. Such loss comes so close to the heart, forcing survivors to
second-guess what could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Judi tackled
this challenge by recalling important events in her life with her son, covering
each topic with candor that just may give all of us notice to reach out to
those we love. Thanks, Judi, for sharing with us.
Captain Jack Long
Irish Eyes, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Judi Loren has woven a mother’s story about life and death and the everlasting repercussions of a child’s death on the rest of the family. This well-written book can help parents,
especially those with a particularly challenging child, become aware of how
daily life imprints on the mental health and development of a child growing up
in a complex world. Hug your kids and tell them how much you love them.
James B. Wood, M.D.
The suicide of a child is one of the most traumatic events that could ever occur
in a parent’s life. The author of Dreamscape in A minor takes the reader through a
courageous journey whereby she and her family grieve yet ultimately grow from
the suicide of a son and brother. This is a MUST READ for anyone who has
suffered through this kind of loss.
Roger B. Graves PhD
In her book The Third Floor, author Judi Loren Grace introduced her readers to
the strongest passion and feeling known to humankind: a mothers’ love. This passion fueled a desire to seek answers and write a second book
about her son Jeffrey, a free-spirited and talented youth whose life ended too
soon. Judi’s latest book, Dreamscape in A minor, will tug at your heart strings!
Industrial Relations Specialist
I understand the issues in this book as darkness and light. Darkness closes in
on a single person of immense talent and potential, and the light is the
struggle of those who loved him to understand their loss. Thank you, my friend
Judi, for having the courage to bring your emotions to life, and for turning on
the light so others may see.
Stockton Kelly, USAF Veteran and Patriot,
In her book Dreamscape in A minor, Judi Loren Grace rises beyond her profound
grief to bring her son’s life to us, and her captivating story will leave an everlasting impression.
Judi writes with humor, but you will also feel her passion like no other.
Attorney at Law/Mediator
This is the story of a disaster created by politicians, perpetuated by
budget-focused administrators, and witnessed by powerless agency therapists,
all of whom ignored the one person who knew the victim’s needs best: his mother!
Jerry D. Bakus, PsyD. MFT, Bay City, Michigan.
Ms. Loren writes with purposeful clarity, drawing the reader into her memories
and enabling us to see events through her eyes. With humor, parental love,
sadness, and complete honesty, she provides insight for others, addressing
issues many parents and loved ones face. With her style of writing, one can
relate perfectly, and hopefully her message will save another life. Bravo!
Helen Baker, Honolulu, Hawaii
Everyone knows someone who is involved with depression which could lead to
suicide. Dreamscape in A minor will be a guide to professionals, parents, and
clergy based on a mother’s firsthand experience with her own son’s suicide. Judi Loren Grace takes us to the innermost thoughts and insights of
her journey as she recalls their mother-son relationship and strives to heal
from his loss. Please read so you can be a part of the solution to this growing
Duke, Prison Chaplain, New Jersey