A publishing house founded by former MTSU professors is giving a grieving mother a chance to share her journey with others.
Hay, a registered nurse and childbirth educator, is the author of “Our World Turned Upside Down: Life after the Death of a Child.”
The book chronicles the death of her second son, Aidan, only four days after his birth, as well as the path of her family’s healing process.
“I needed to find what I could do to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually in combination,” Hay said. “It was a very slow process, and one part of that might have a greater need than another at any given time.”
Messier, a professor emeritus of history and former director of the University Honors Program, is a co-founder of Twin Oaks Press, the publishing house that produced Hay’s book.
“Kristi’s book is the 10th book that Twin Oaks Press has published,” Messier said. “If you look at the list of the 10 books, you’ll see that there’s quite a variety of genres represented.”
In addition to Hay and Messier, Twin Oaks has produced books by former Honors Program director June Hall McCash, former Honors College Dean Philip Mathis, economics Professor Emeritus Reuben Kyle and former College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean Jan Leone.
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