The Sparkle Barn is pleased to announce Kris Francoeur, writer, and educator, and grieving mother will give a talk titled, Living Your Best Life Regardless of the Circumstances on Sunday, March 29th from 2 to 4 pm. She will share how gratitude, garlic, gardening, and unconditional acceptance and love helped her and her family find light and joy again after her son Sam Francoeur died on October 9th, 2013 from an accidental drug overdose. In May 2019, Kris’s memoir, Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude, was released by Morgan James Publishing.
A graduate of Middlebury Collge, Kris earned Master’s degrees in both, Counseling Psychology (Union
Institute of Vermont College), and Educational Leadership (Castleton University). Kris writes with authority about grief and moving forward in our very busy and stressful world.
Kris is also a published author of fiction and has published four romance novels (More Than I Can Say, That One Small Omission, The Phone Call, and Tomorrow and Yesterday) with Solstice Publishing using her pen name Anna Belle Rose. Signed copies, of all Kris’s books, will be available for purchase at the event. Kris lives in beautiful Addison County, Vermont with her husband and youngest son, a small herd of alpacas, a flock of chickens and several hives of bees.
The talk will take place in the Sparkle Barn’s second-floor event space which is not handicap accessible. This event is free with a suggested $10 donation entry. Seating is limited and not reserved doors open at 1:30 pm.