Harriet Hodgson, BS, MA, is a bereaved parent, daughter, sister, niece, and friend. A freelancer for 38 years, she is the author of 36 books, including eight grief reconciliation/recovery books. Hodgson is a contributing writer for the Open to Hope Foundation and The Grief Toolbox websites. A popular speaker, she has spoken at public health, Alzheimer’s, caregiving, and bereavement conferences. She is a member of the Grief Coalition of Southeastern Minnesota.