Sequim author publishes new collection of essays

Poet and author Ruth Marcus

Poet and author Ruth Marcus

‌SEQUIM — Poet and author Ruth Marcus announced last week the publication of “Good Grief: 85 Ways to Manage Your Life.”

This collection of essays was selected from her monthly columns over the course of seven years as a columnist with the Sequim Gazette and Living on the Peninsula.

The publication, Marcus said, “energizes, inspires, and provides tips to manage your life during challenging times — from grief to living with uncertainty, from issues of trust and forgiveness to removing clutter and letting go, there is something for everyone in this book.”

“Open‌ ‌the‌ ‌book‌ ‌randomly‌ ‌to‌ ‌‘Laugh‌ ‌a‌ ‌Lot’‌ ‌or‌ ‌‘Turning‌ ‌Ouch‌ ‌into‌ ‌Thank‌ ‌You’‌ ‌or‌ ‘Life‌ ‌After‌ ‌Fifty.’

“‌There‌ ‌is‌ ‌inspiration‌ ‌for‌ ‌nearly‌ ‌every‌ ‌challenge.”‌ ‌

”Good Grief! 50 Way to Manage Your Life” by Sequim author/poet Ruth Marcus

”Good Grief! 50 Way to Manage Your Life” by Sequim author/poet Ruth Marcus

The book is available locally at Port Book and News and online at, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Marcus’ poetry has been published in the 2017 WA129 Poets of Washington Anthology, Cirque Journal (Vol. 8 and 10), Tide Pools, Frog Pond Journal, Modern Haiku and several other poetry anthologies.

She hosts writing groups and assists writers in self-publishing. Contact her at

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