Honey The Rock Hound is about empowering kids. Once a kid has learned how to work through his or her grief following the death of a pet or loved one they're equipped to help others for the rest of their lives.
A young child will act out different parts of the story while playing. An older child will mull over the important things in their mind. Knowing the answers to the tough questions and what to do to help others will always give them an advantage.
The book is not just for kids. Many adults try and cope with unresolved grief issues. (Not just death but divorce, job loss, moving, etc.) Some going back to their childhood.
Loan the book to someone experiencing grief… Later, talk with them about their pet or loved one. You may be the only one in the world that cares enough to talk with them about it. You will not only have helped them, but made a friend for life.
Tom Lord is a third generation funeral service professional. He has helped many families plan meaningful life appreciation services for their loved ones. His commitment was always do do everything for those he served as if the deceased were his own mother, father, wife or child.
He organized and worked with many grief recovery support groups in Central Maine.
Tom was a pioneer in teaching CPR. He once wrote that he was teaching the "stuff" before they knew what to call it. He was the first American Red Cross Instructor Trainer for CPR and Advanced First Aid in the state. He introduced medical oxygen and two way radio communications for ambulance service in his area.
He founded and managed a volunteer food pantry, serving seven towns during an economic depression. He also implemented a disaster plan used as a model by many Maine towns in preparation for Y2K.
Tom is a committed Christian. He enjoys teaching Sunday School and writing. He often hikes and canoes with his wife Louise.