nathan osmondUPDATE ON LAUNCH:

Sometimes you work your heart out on something and you don’t know if it’s ever going to have a result. That’s how my work on A Light In Dark Places has been. This is a memoir of Jennifer Graves (sister to Josh Powell). We’ve had so many road blocks and twists and turns – agents dropping us because we are Mormon, publishers that like the book but want us to take the faith elements out (or take everything else out and make it only about faith) and so on. This is has been an emotional roller coaster but we are coming to the completion. The book is done and we are celebrating with a launch this coming Monday. (And, just in case you were wondering, releasing three books in three months is HARD!)

And today I got the coolest news! Nathan Osmond (along with Jessie Funk) is going to be performing at the launch. I feel like someone else is seeing the heart of what we are trying to do with this book – fighting domestic violence and helping to break the cycle of abuse – and getting behind us to help spread the word. I am SO excited!!!!

I wanted to invite you all to come share this night with us. We are donating a portion of our proceeds that night to the Susan Cox Powell Foundation and the Chainbreaker Foundation. The Wendy’s nearby is also donating a portion of all their sales that evening to the Susan Cox Powell Foundation. So come have dinner and then head over to the launch for great information, amazing music and dessert!!

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Thanks friends!

Emily Clawson



Launch Event Planned for A Light In Dark Places


Taylorsville, Utah – Jennifer Graves, sister to Josh Powell, announced today that she is holding an event to launch her new book, A Light In Dark Places. The event will be held in South Jordan, Utah on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 7 to 9:30pm.

Jennifer Graves is well-known in Utah and Washington as being an advocate for her missing sister-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, as well as for Susan’s sons, Charlie and Braden. In her book, she shares her struggles to have a healthy, normal life despite her tumultuous upbringing. She discloses details about Josh Powell as a child and teenager as well as her insight into Josh and Susan’s early relationship and marriage. Jennifer offers her view on the factors that made her life so different from that of her brothers, Josh and Michael, and shares the way in which she was able to forge ahead and find peace even during the hardest, darkest days of her life.

Jennifer and her co-author, Emily Clawson, will both speak about their experiences in writing the book and will also answer questions from the audience. Copies of A Light in Dark Places will be offered for sale with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Susan Cox Powell Foundation and Chainbreakers Foundations. There will be a brief book signing following the presentations.


Details about the launch event:

June 24, 2013

7-9:30pm (interview times available from 6-7pm)

Paradigm High School

11577 S 3600 W

South Jordan, UT 84095