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Box of Books Bonanza



Box of Books Bonanaza!


“A Widow’s Awakening gives a rare insight into the emotional roller coaster and psychological struggle experienced by the newly widowed wife of a police officer, senselessly killed on duty as the result of an unsafe workplace. This compelling account of personal tragedy and its aftermath is told with brutal honesty and a sense of humour uniquely her own. The dangers and consequences of policing, its effect on family, friends and comrades, as well as the author’s determination to improve workplace safety in memory of her husband, results in a fascinating and thought provoking book.”

– Chief Rick Hanson, Calgary Police Service

Are you looking for a unique fundraiser for your organization – that might also help deliver some of your key messages? 

If so, we might be able to help!

For a limited time, Pink Gazelle Productions is offering the Box of Books deal. Each box contains 36 copies of the creative non-fiction book, A Widow’s Awakening (plus 50 bookmarks) by Maryanne Pope. The box can be purchased for $180 ($5/book x 36 books) plus $20 shipping.

The organization can then turn around and sell individual copies of the book for a suggested retail price of $20 or $25 per book.

Please note, however, that an individual book is quite expensive to mail (approx. $12 within North America), so it is preferable to sell (or giveaway) copies at events, tradeshows, conferences, etc – versus selling on-line and incurring the mailing costs. But you can do that, too, if you like 🙂

The Box of Books would be appropriate for organizations that fall within one or more of the 5 key target markets we have identified for A Widow’s Awakening (see below).

For marketing purposes, we can provide the organization with electronic versions of relevant images (book cover and author photo) as well as written content for specific niche markets.

About the Book

AWA front cover

With over 1800 print copies sold, A Widow’s Awakening is touching the heart and soul of readers. This extraordinary story, told in the style of creative non-fiction, is a candid portrayal of author, Maryanne Pope’s, journey through the first year of grief after the on-duty death of her police officer husband.

Engaging, powerful and heart-wrenching, A Widow’s Awakening captures the immense difficulty of accepting the unacceptable while learning to transform loss into positive change.

Key Niche Markets

Based on extensive reader feedback, we have identified 5 key niche markets that A Widow’s Awakening is suitable for:


About the Author

M Pope B&W

Maryanne Pope is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. She is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the executive producer of the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood. Maryanne lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Reader Testimonials

Here are a few comments from readers:

My mind is still racing after reading your book. It’s been 14 months since my husband died. Your raw and honest words hit home. Suddenly, I felt connected because it was real. I loved A Widow’s Awakening because it is not one of those ABC’s of how to get over it. You tell it like it really is for many of us, even though we have a public face that hides the personal chaos churning away inside. You validated me and my struggle.” 

– Chris, Calgary, AB

In her book, A Widow’s Awakening, Maryanne Pope speaks of the profound impact a workplace fatality can have on those left behind. From a workplace safety perspective, her message reinforces how important it is that every workplace is made safe for everyone. As a safety professional, it reinforces the importance of the work that we do.”

– Denise Howitt, EHS Partnerships Ltd.

“I read your book over the weekend…could not put it down. The way you described your journey was extremely well done and thought provoking…and helpful to me as a Chaplain. Having been in private practice as a psychological counselor and now serving as part of a pastoral staff and more recently as a volunteer Chaplain with a police service, I’ve had many conversations with individuals who have suffered loss. I highly recommend every Chaplain read it. Your transparency did not sugar coat reality – well done. In addition, we are using the JPMF’s Boots workplace safety DVD for training staff and volunteers.”

– Miriam Mollering, Pastor of Life Care Ministries and Risk Management Designate, Centre Street Church, Calgary, AB

To read additional reader testimonials, please click here.

Purchasing the Box of Books

Here is the link to purchase the Box of Books through the PGP on-line store.

If you have further questions or prefer to be invoiced, please contact us.

*Please note: we only have a limited number of boxes left. Offer good until Feb 15th, 2015 – or until supplies last.

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