I am grateful to the many authors who have published before me and influence my writing, including Elizabeth Gilbert.

I first was introduced to Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing through reading Eat Pray Love in 2006, the year my mother died. Eat Pray Love is one of those books that captivated me from the start, and kept me engaged all the way through. I remember not being able to put it down. Her book Big Magic had the same impact on me. She takes us with her on an inspiring journey through her creative process with sincerity and authenticity, exposing the depths her commitment to stay the course through the ups and downs. It is Elizabeth’s honest and conversational style through all of her writing that inspired me the most in writing The Gift of Goodbye. 

Thank you Elizabeth Gilbert for being a trailblazer as a female author, for persevering from the start through many rejections, for your many books, for your willingness to push the edges of speaking your truth, and for inspiring creativity. You have made a difference in my life and paved the way for stories like The Gift of Goodbyehttps://rebeccawmunnauthor.com/the-gift-of-goodbye/

“Elizabeth asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. .” about Big Magic, learn more about Elizabeth Gilbert at https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/