Author Q&A with Meghann Scully
Broken Love: My Journey Through Loss and Grief
Why did you write this book?
I wrote Broken Love so that I could share my own experience of grief and loss in the hope of helping others who were suffering. Losing my brother at 15 and Dad at 16 was devastating and at that tender teenage age, I struggled to express my feelings and bottled my pain and sadness only for it all to burst open during my early twenties. When my brother Marcus died, there were so many books about grief and death but none that I could understand or comprehend. I remember telling my mother that one day I would write a book that was easy to understand and read.
What surprised you the most as you researched or wrote it?
My book was diary inserts from when my brother passed away and as I read through them all, I couldn’t believe how far I had come on my own journey. I suffered some very dark years and I was proud to see how far I had come. And I knew then that we can get through the tough times and we can heal.
What do you think will surprise readers the most?
Broken Love is so raw, emotional and from the heart. It’s so honest as I tell you about my own experience with grief, loss and death and it’s relatable. It’s real life.
What is the most important lesson or message readers will get from it?
The most important message from my book and story is that you can survive, you can get through that darkness and that you will be okay.
Did writing this book change your life in any way?
My book, my story and my journey has brought great happiness to my life as readers have told me that a difference it has made to their lives, how they felt so alone but know that they are not. I’ve also done a lot of workshops, given talks and been interviewed about my story and life.
What do you hope will come from others reading it?
I hope that you will realise that we all suffer grief at some stage in life, at different times but it happens to us all you just need to remember that you are never alone on that journey.