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Deep Down Inside was published May 24, 2016.

Stoney Creek native aims to help children cope with loss, one page at a time

Thu., Jun 23, 2016 | By Laura Lennie

Deep Down Inside | Photo by Laura Lennie

Stoney Creek News


Daniella Grsic has one aspiration for her first book, Deep Down Inside.

The 39-year-old Stoney Creek resident, mother of two and St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School early childhood educator says she hopes the 32-page story will help children cope with loss in a healthy manner.

“My hope is that it allows them to explore, question and process how they’re feeling, so that they’re able to move on in a positive way.”

Daniella Grsic

Jul 22, 2016

Chapters Burlington hosts children's author

Burlington Post


Children’s book author Daniella Grsic will sign copies of her new book, Deep Down Inside, on Aug. 6, between 1-4 p.m. at Chapters Burlington.

Deep Down Inside is the story of a girl who finds courage and strength to work through a troublesome situation in her life in order to move forward in a positive way.

Grsic is a Registered ECE with the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board and a Stoney Creek resident.

Chapters is located at 3315 Fairview St.

Chapters Burlington Book Store Manager and Daniella Grsic

Nov 02, 2016

Stoney Creek author Daniella Grsic gearing up for three meet and greets

Stoney Creek author Daniella Grsic holding three book signings

Photo by Laura Lennie

Stoney Creek author Daniella Grsic is having three book signings for her first children’s story, Deep Down Inside, this month. The signings for her 32-page story of love, loss, healing and happiness will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Indigo Stoney Creek, 1783 Stone Church Rd. E.; Nov. 12 at Chapters St. Catharines, 285 Geneva St.; and Nov. 19 at Coles in Eastgate Square.

Stoney Creek News

By Laura Lennie

Deep Down Inside

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Deep Down Inside has received overwhelming support and exposure regarding its premise, as well as events for families to participate in, all of which has contributed to creating awareness of its positive message in the face of hardship.

Articles and Events where Deep Down Inside has been Featured...

Deep Down Inside was published May 24, 2016.



Stoney Creek native aims to help children cope with loss, one page at a time

Thu., Jun 23, 2016 | By Laura Lennie

Deep Down Inside | Photo by Laura Lennie

Stoney Creek News

http://www.hamiltonnews.com/community-story/6737385-stoney-creek-native-aims-to-help-children-cope-with-loss-one-page-at-a-time/


Daniella Grsic has one aspiration for her first book, Deep Down Inside.

The 39-year-old Stoney Creek resident, mother of two and St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School early childhood educator says she hopes the 32-page story will help children cope with loss in a healthy manner.

“My hope is that it allows them to explore, question and process how they’re feeling, so that they’re able to move on in a positive way.”

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Deep Down Inside is the story of a young girl’s journey to cope with saying goodbye to an old friend.

By way of an unexpected visitor, seven-year-old Rebecca searches her feelings, deep down inside, to discover how a new friend can lead her down the glorious path of healing and hope. By finding her inner strength, Rebecca discovers courage within herself and all of the happiness and love that is still around her, even though her old friend is now gone.

Grsic, who has always enjoyed writing, spent about two years working on Deep Down Inside.

She drew inspiration from her own experiences with loss, including the passing of her father and grandfather years ago.

Grsic said the losses left a “mark on her heart.”

“My family also has lost two special pets that were a huge part of our family and whose death proved devastating to myself, many of the adults in my family as well as the children in our family,” she said. “My students, who have shared their own personal losses of loves ones and pets through stories and emotions, also have played a part in inspiring this story.”

Grsic said experiencing and listening to others’ stories about loss made her want to write something that would speak about the importance of communicating ones emotions and thoughts, developing positive coping strategies and relying on loves for support during difficult times.

“I’m hoping this will be something that creates dialogue, something that maybe inspires children to write their own feelings and experiences,” she said. “I want this to be something that they can carry with them over time, no matter what the situation. I want them to know that they’ll be OK.”

Grsic said the story can easily be related to not only loss through death, but also the absence of a friend who has moved away, a situation within school that may cause anxiety and restlessness or even a divorce within a family where a parent vacates the home.

“It’s about learning to talk about ones feelings in order to deal with those feelings, whatever they may be, so that the outcome is one of resolution and positive feelings,” she said.

Grsic, who has penned several articles pertaining to children, said writing this story of love, loss, healing and happiness has been an emotional journey in so many ways.

“Writing, creating and producing a book has been a long-standing dream and personal goal of mine,” she said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl. I wanted to write something that I could pour my heart into, something that could maybe make a difference and, hopefully, this will do that.”

Deep Down Inside is available for purchase online through www.friesenpress.com, Amazon, Chapters and Barnes and Noble. Grsic also will be holding four book-signing events: July 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Chapters Ancaster on Golf Links Road; July 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Indigo Stoney Creek on Stone Church Road East; July 16, noon to 2 p.m., at Coles in Eastgate Square; and Aug. 6, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Chapters Burlington on Fairview Street.

 


Jul 22, 2016

Chapters Burlington hosts children's author

Burlington Post

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/6779095-chapters-burlington-hosts-children-s-author/


Children’s book author Daniella Grsic will sign copies of her new book, Deep Down Inside, on Aug. 6, between 1-4 p.m. at Chapters Burlington.

Deep Down Inside is the story of a girl who finds courage and strength to work through a troublesome situation in her life in order to move forward in a positive way.

Grsic is a Registered ECE with the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board and a Stoney Creek resident.

Chapters is located at 3315 Fairview St.


September 2016

http://www.milesforsmilesride.ca/donate-item-auction/

 A signed copy of Deep Down Inside was donated to be part of the Miles for Smiles Auction in September, 2016 to contribute to raising funds to eliminate homelessness in the area of Hamilton, Ontario. I was honoured to be recognized and asked to participate in such a worthy cause!



Nov 02, 2016

http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/6942941-stoney-creek-author-daniella-grsic-gearing-up-for-three-meet-and-greets/

Stoney Creek author Daniella Grsic gearing up for three meet and greets

Stoney Creek author Daniella Grsic holding three book signings

Photo by Laura Lennie

Stoney Creek author Daniella Grsic is having three book signings for her first children’s story, Deep Down Inside, this month. The signings for her 32-page story of love, loss, healing and happiness will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Indigo Stoney Creek, 1783 Stone Church Rd. E.; Nov. 12 at Chapters St. Catharines, 285 Geneva St.; and Nov. 19 at Coles in Eastgate Square.

Stoney Creek News

By Laura Lennie

Daniella Grsic is having three book signings for her first children’s story, Deep Down Inside, this month.

The Stoney Creek native, mother of two and St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School early childhood educator will be holding signings for her 32-page story of love, loss, healing and happiness from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Indigo Stoney Creek, 1783 Stone Church Rd. E.; Nov. 12 at Chapters St. Catharines, 285 Geneva St.; and Nov. 19 at Coles in Eastgate Square.

Grsic, who has always enjoyed writing, spent about two years working on Deep Down Inside, the story of a young girl’s journey to cope with saying goodbye to an old friend.

By way of an unexpected visitor, seven-year-old Rebecca searches her feelings, deep down inside, to discover how a new friend can lead her down the glorious path of healing and hope. By finding her inner strength, Rebecca discovers courage within herself and all of the happiness and love that is still around her, even though her old friend is now gone.

Deep Down Inside is available for purchase online through friesenpress.com/bookstore, Amazon, Chapters and Barnes and Noble.

Laura Lennie is a Reporter for Stoney Creek News. She can be reached at [email protected]


Dec 01, 2016

http://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/6995483-hamilton-writes-/  

Hamilton Writes!

New books from local authors 

Hamilton Spectator

By Emma Reilly

The Shallowest of Men: Murder, Money Laundering, and a Global Search for Justice

By J. R. Filliter

"The Shallowest of Men" tells the story of a six-year criminal investigation conducted by the author, private investigator Jeff Filliter. In 2001, a bank manager in Mexico City was found tortured, murdered and tossed in a ditch. Along with the bank's investigative team, Filliter uncovered a $23 million fraud and traced the crimes to the second-largest drug cartel in Mexico. Though Filliter provided these details to the Mexican authorities, no charges have been laid.

Self-published, produced by First Choice Books. Available online at chapters.indigo.ca, in-store at Indigo in St. Catharines and the Stoney Creek Mountain, and through jrfilliter.com.

 

Garage Criticism: Cultural Missives in an Age of Distraction

By Peter Babiak

In this collection of essays, Hamilton-raised author Peter Babiak tackles the trends and hot issues in today's fast-paced society with a critical eye. From "The Hunger Games" to "Fifty Shades of Grey" to our fascination with Internet culture to millennials' linguistic habits, Babiak turns his often-scathing eye to the intricacies of the online age.

Anvil Press, $20. Available online at chapters.indigo.ca and amazon.ca.

 

Footsteps … Echoes in the Heart

By William Gordon Mallett

Ancaster resident William Gordon Mallet began writing poetry in 1986. "Footsteps" is a collection of poetry about life in Hamilton (including a reflection of the 2015 Pan Am Games), history, mortality and love. Born on the island of Guernsey, Mallet currently works as a groundskeeper at Woodland Cemetery.

FriesenPress, $17.56. Available at chapters.indigo.ca and amazon.ca.

 

Hot Town and Other Stories

By Janet Trull

This collection of 18 short stories tackles life in a small town: the tension of change, an eroding sense of belonging, and, as Trull says, "average people doing their best to figure things out."

"Hot Town," the lead story, won the short fiction category of the Lush Triumphant Literary Awards in 2013 and was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in 2014. In this story, Trull explores the theme of misunderstandings in our close relationships against the backdrop of an extreme heat wave that leads to regrettable events.

At Bay Press, $28.28 (hardcover). Available at amazon.ca.

 

Deep Down Inside

By Daniella Grsic

This children's story helps kids understand the loss of a pet or loved one. Seven-year-old Rebecca copes with saying goodbye to an old friend thanks to the help of an unexpected visitor. Rebecca discovers the courage to see that happiness and love is still around her, even if her old friend is no longer by her side.

Grsic is a registered early childhood educator with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

FriesenPress, $18.18. Available online at Amazon, Chapters, and Barnes and Noble, and in-store at the Stoney Creek Indigo and Coles in Eastgate Square.

[email protected]

905-526-2452 | @EmmaatTheSpec

Dec 01, 2016

Hamilton Writes!

New books from local authors 

Hamilton Spectator

By Emma Reilly

The Hamilton Spectator

September 2016

 A signed copy of Deep Down Inside was donated to be part of the Miles for Smiles Auction in September, 2016 to contribute to raising funds to eliminate homelessness in the area of Hamilton, Ontario. I was honoured to be recognized and asked to participate in such a worthy cause!

Head of Potatoes, The Internet

Thank you to all of the newspapers and editors for showing so much support toward myself and my first book!

Your support has helped to inform many people about the goodness within Deep Down Inside, what it is all about and where to find it! 

With sincere gratitude!

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