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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kelly Farley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.grievingdads.com/
-- Kelly Farley on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kelly+++farley+


Illinois Connection

Kelly has lived in Chicago since 1994.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kelly Farley, like many men, was caught up in the rat race of life when he experienced the loss of two children over an 18-month period. He lost his daughter, Katie, in 2004, and son, Noah, in 2006. During the losses and the years that followed, he felt like he was the only dad that had ever experienced such a loss. He realized that society, for the most part, doesn’t feel comfortable with an openly grieving man. That realization inspired him to write his book Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back. In addition to this book, Kelly maintains a blog at www.GrievingDads.com and is currently pursuing his M.S. Ed. degree in counseling to continue his mission of helping others through profound life experiences. Kelly has a passion for helping people “pick up the pieces” after a profound life event. He also works as a personal recovery coach to help people put their life back together. Kelly lives in the suburbs of Chicago but still dreams of escaping the rat race. He enjoys spe nding time with his wife Christine and his four legged friend Buddy.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Grieving dads :
ISBN: 0985205180. OCLC Number: 799877049

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Grieving dads :
ISBN: 9780985205188. OCLC Number: 799877049

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Additional Title Information

  • Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

    , Grieving Dads, LLC, 2012


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