Author

Suzanne Gene (Davis) Courtney has enjoyed a teaching career of nearly 30 years. Coming from a family of educators, Suzanne has always wanted to teach.

She has raised three wonderful children: Laura, Daniel, and Gregg. Laura and Gregg now reside in Austin, TX. Daniel passed away suddenly in 1997 in Hawaii, his birthplace.

Suffering from a broken heart, Suzanne began to write. At first, she wrote poems of suffering, angst, enlightenment, hope, and comfort.

Helping her community… Suzanne continues to read her books to classrooms of children and to give her books on bereavement to families, hospices, and funeral homes. She lives in Austin, TX

 

 

Books

  1. Through the Eyes of a Dove
  2.  Dear Diary
  3. Ride to the Stars
  4. >Florence Flies Alone

Suzanne Gene Courtney Books

Through the Eyes of a Dove

$14.95

The tragic, sudden death of their 25-year-old son left the Courtney and Sayre families devastated. Grief-stricken and searching for answers, his parents, siblings, other family members and friends began having experiences that they first passed off as coincidences. However, the more they shared with each other, the more they knew that the journey toward understanding had just begun. Suzanne Gene Courtney chronicles her family's path through the darkness to peace and on to acceptance, in the hope that it will help other newly bereaved parents.

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Through the Eyes of a Dove

Dear Diary

$14.95

A seven-year-old girl records the sudden death of her beloved older brother by writing her personal feelings in her diary. In her own innocent way, she tells about being able to see him when no one else can. She embraces this ability and is not afraid.Throughout this tender book, the little girl relates her experiences in feeling her brother's nearness, even when she cannot see him anymore. In her own trusting way, she knows that everything will be all right, and through her honest feelings, she is able to help her parents cope with their loss.

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Dear Diary

Ride to the Stars

$16.50

The circle of life is one of life's greatest mysteries-our physical bodies are here so briefly when time is perceived as infinite. The loss of a loved one is tragic but with hope, healing and love comes an understanding of how a life is truly infinite as well. Writer and educator Suzanne Gene Courtney's Ride to the Stars paints a beautiful and inspiring picture through which children can understand these concepts and find comfort in knowing that life on the other side continues. Courtney's tale is set on the Big Island of Hawaii and is a testament to her oldest son, Daniel Robert Sayre, who died there, at the age of 25. Spanning over two decades, her melodic prose is peppered with words of comfort and wisdom that will resonate with children. It teaches the beauty of life, the importance of family, and the absolute joy of cherishing each day.

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Ride to the Stars

Florence Flies Alone

$13.50

Florence Flies Alone: An Alliterative Airline Adventure follows the adventures of Florence, a vivacious and outgoing nine-year-old, who is flying by herself for the first time. Her story includes the funny and sometimes thought-provoking experiences that happen on her trip to see her father. Forced to problem solve during the flight, she reflects on what she needs to do. The story is loaded with alliterative phrases and rhyme, making it not only educational, but a humorous read. At the end, Florence is pleased with herself and seems to stand a bit taller.

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Florence Flies Alone