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About Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Anna Whiston-Donaldson is a former high school English teacher who lives in the DC Suburbs. Her blog, An Inch of Gray, shares Anna's stories of humor, motherhood, and loss and has twice been voted one of BlogHer's Voices of the year.
In 2011 her two children went out to play in the rain and only one came home.
Her New York Times bestseller Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love (Convergent) deals with raw, new grief and finding faith and hope in impossible circumstances.
Rare Bird was one of Publisher's Weekly's top picks of 2014.
Her children's picture book, A Hug from Heaven (Mascot Books 2018) comforts grieving children and models healthy grieving.
Anna has also contributed to Modern Loss: Candid Conversations about Grief (Harper Collins) and Sunshine after the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother.
Anna's writing has been featured in Woman's Day, Ladies' Home Journal, and The Washington Post as well as on For Her, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post and other outlets.
Humorous and full of heart, Anna speaks to groups about resilience, loss, faith and finding a way forward when life is different than you expected.
Find Anna at annawhistondonaldson.com