Vicky Bates lives in Sun Valley, Idaho with her husband Steve. After experiencing the loss of her son she initiated a blog “Losing a Child Finding Hope.” She has published articles for “Open to Hope,” a resource for people who have lost children and has also written a spiritual column for Woman Magazine, a quarterly publication about cancer, health and spirituality. Bates also volunteers for hospice and runs retreats for women.
Bate’s new book is “Empty Jacket” Blending honesty, humor and wonderfully insightful observations, “Empty Jacket” leaves us all laughing, angry, scared and wondering. Wise, hopeful and spiritual, Bates’ writing moves all readers. Inspired by the loss of her 10-year-old son, Sun Valley author Vicky Bates released an insightful memoir detailing a self-deprecating tour of an older mother of adopted children who has been faced with a daily struggle and, ultimately, tragedy.
Through wit and snappy prose as well as an acute awareness for her emotional and exasperating situation, Bates presents a true-life incident with all of its nuances, which carries the reader through an experience beyond the covers of the book.
Saturday May 27, 2017
Vicky Bates: “What We Gain Though Loss” :: Sawtooth Room
Saturday May 27, 2017 :: 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm