April 20 – Little matches 🔥

Hello to every wonderful human who has been with me here since December, 2016.

Your support sustained me, and encouraged me to write LITTLE MATCHES. And now… it is here. It is my greatest wish that it will inspire every reader to think deeply about life, and purpose, and about what’s really important at the end of the day.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who will read it, gift it, and celebrate it. With this book, Caitlin gets all of her 9 lives. ❤️

And can I just say….? That Little Matches is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever held in my hands. Truly. The cover imagery glows and reflects light.

You are more than welcome to share this email, and news of LITTLE MATCHES, far and wide…. THANK YOU.

Little Matches, reflecting the light that was Caitlin

When you open your hardcover, you will see this beautiful montage.

Pic by Winky Lewis

BOOK SIGNINGS

After tomorrow night’s virtual Brookline Booksmith event, I will go to the store to sign and personalize books purchased through the event. In addition to my signature, I’ve had a stamp made of Caitlin’s tongue-in-cheek Kitten scribble signature.

Signed and stamped

I’m also planning to sign books at other local stores, and will be doing more local events at Belmont Books (MA), PRINT (Portland, ME), and Titcomb’s (Cape Cod). You can check my appearances calendar for more information. Events are being added all the time. Maryanne’s LITTLE MATCHES TALKS

VIRTUAL LAUNCH CELEBRATION – Wednesday, 7pmET

The virtual launch is tomorrow night. I do so hope that some of your faces will be out there, even if I can’t see them. As I mentioned in my last post, I would love it if attending guests would light a little candle in honor of Caitlin, their own loved ones, themselves–anyone who needs some honoring.

I will be in conversation with the brilliant and engaging Lily King.

You can sign up for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryanne-ohara-with-lily-king-little-matches-tickets-141989493397

Brookline Booksmith- grief and optimism

TIME Magazine just published this essay I wrote about the value and beauty of legacy work — people’s stories.

I will be offering a few virtual legacy workshops at the end of May. Details will be available on my website.

“I want to reassure you I don’t take myself too seriously. I do take life seriously though, I’ll be honest … because it’s a seriously wild business.

—Caitlin O’Hara

BREAKING NEWS FROM KENYA

JESS is delighted to announce that The Leo Project has partnered with Build Health International to design The Caitlin O’Hara Community Health Clinic. Below is the finalized rendering of the clinic which will be situated adjacent to the existing Resource Center. They have purchased additional land, conducted topography reports and structural engineering assessments and, later this month, they are slated to break ground. Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard have signed on as strategic partners. 

Secondly, The Leo Project has achieved 501c3 status! They applied last May and finally received IRS approval. Tax-deductible donations can now be made directly to The Leo Project. 

The Caitlin O’Hara Community Health Clinic

Love to you all !

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I am the author of CASCADE and LITTLE MATCHES: A Memoir of Grief and Light

6 thoughts on “April 20 – Little matches 🔥

  1. Maryanne—-
    Good luck with this first event. Jacqui and I will be there with bells on 💗🌺xo

  2. Just received my book today! Looking forward to all the insights, signs from Caitlin, and all the hard work and love you poured into this memory of her. ❣❣❣

  3. Hi Maryanne

    I knew Caitlin for so long and I’ve known you for so long. When she got sick, I started seeing you both more and more and Caitlin always had a smile to share when i remembered your names and asked how she was doing. I bought your book and I can’t wait to read it. Although I have no doubt I’ll cry my way thru most of it, but the best part about it will be remembering how special she was and how honored I feel to have known her personally. Good luck on your first event! Shine Bright like the amazing mom that Caitlin always said you were! 🥰

    Kind Regards, Jen Brown (your biggest fan from the small town CVS)

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