Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chimney Bluffs Book Tour with David Seaburn

About The Author

David Seaburn recently retired after having been the director of a public school based free family counseling center. Prior to that I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center for almost twenty years. During my tenure there I  taught in a Family Medicine Residency Program, practiced  Medical Family Therapy and was the Director of  a Family Therapy Training Program.

In addition to this I am an ordained Presbyterian minister, having graduated from seminary (Boston University) in 1975. I served a church full-time from 1975-1981 before entering the mental health field permanently. I still keep my hand in ministerial work on a part-time basis.

My educational background includes two master's degrees and a PhD.Common to all the work I've done is a commitment to the needs of others which means being actively involved in their life stories.  

I am also married and we have two adult daughters and an adorable granddaughter. 

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When state park ranger Clancy Brisco discovers two bodies and two sacks at the bottom of 300 foot high Chimney Bluffs, he is shocked. When he discovers what is in the sacks, his life is changed forever. Chimney Bluffs is a story about the power of relationships to foster hope and enable healing.
Kate and Mitch Duncan adore their young son, Danny; when he dies unexpectedly after a brief illness, they are inconsolable. Mitch believes their only option is to join their son in the afterlife so he will not be alone; Kate agrees to Mitch's proposal of suicide, not because she believes in the afterlife, but because she feels responsible for Danny's death. They put two sacks in the back of their VW van, one containing their son, the other containing his toys, and go to their favorite place, Chimney Bluffs, Ice Age spires carved out of the Lake Ontario shoreline. Mitch jumps to his death; Kate lives.
Clancy and his young co-worker and friend, Bobby, are overwhelmed by what they find in the sacks. Clancy, furious at what he thinks has been the murder of a little boy, curses Kate as she lies silent on the shore.
Over the course of several months, Clancy, Bobby and Kate will not only become friends, but will live together, their private stories mingling in an unexpectedly transformative way. Clancy, the failed husband who always hoped for a family; Bobby, whose brother's death when he was a boy destroyed Bobby's relationship with his father; and Kate, who struggles with loss and guilt and, in the end, healing and hope.
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