In an effort to find healing, Wilden explores her past and how it influences her present, taking the reader on a page-turning narrative journey of putting pieces back together after loss.
Mount Shasta, CA – September 2, 2022 In her new memoir, We Wrote Your Name in Color, author Jessye Wilden shares the heart wrenching true story of the year she lost her best friends in a suicide/homicide event that threatened to shatter her life and her community. In an effort to find healing, Wilden explores her past and how it influences her present, taking the reader on a page-turning narrative journey of putting pieces back together after loss.
We Wrote Your Name in Color is a memoir that tackles the deep pain of tragedy while discovering hope, forgiveness, and even joy, in its wake. This story sheds light on the effects of suicide, grappling with its weight while seeking to value a legacy that is so often erased.
“In We Wrote Your Name in Color, Jessye Wilden has crafted a memoir that is both beautiful and heartbreaking in equal measure. After an unspeakable tragedy rocks a small Californian mountain town, Jessye and her husband, Ryan, open their hearts and home to their best friends’ children. Wilden navigates the deep complexities of guardianship, blending families, and crushing grief,…in this beautifully written story that is a testament to love, forgiveness, faith, and the power of community.” –Donal Logue, actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author of Trejo.
“I have found it’s so easy to get stuck in grief and the hard things that happen in our lives,” Wilden says. “But when I looked at our family, we were somehow thriving. So I wanted to explore what got us through and helped us heal and I wanted to share that with others.”
We Wrote Your Name in Color is 238 pages and now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online sellers. Releases in eBook and print versions October 19, 2022.
About the Author
Jessye Wilden lives with her husband, Ryan, and their children in Mount Shasta, California, where bears rattle the garbage cans and deer occasionally pose dramatically in the backyard. As a family they are passionate about snow skiing, adventuring in their camping trailer, and dancing in the kitchen. Jessye continues to write and speak to groups using her unique perspective and exciting storytelling to help others hold onto goodness when life hurts most; when she has some spare time, she enjoys date nights with her husband or reading a book in the sunshine with a giant cup of coffee.
P.O. Box 1305, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067