Sheri McGregor honored in prestigious book awards

Sheri McGregor Benjamin Franklin Award

Sowing Creek Press is thrilled to announce the nomination of 2021 title, Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children, in the 34th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Beyond Done, written by life coach and author Sheri McGregor, will receive either a gold or silver award during the ceremony for this prestigious award on April 29, 2022.

“I’m honored by IBPA’s recognition of Beyond Done,” says McGregor. “But mostly, I’m excited that the award shines light on this topic, so will help more people. I hear from heartbroken parents every day. When they find my books or website (RejectedParents.Net), they realize that they are not alone. From all over the world, there are kind, supportive parents whose adult children nonetheless reject them.”

McGregor, whose self-help book is a finalist in the Psychology category, is no stranger to the genre—or the subject matter. One of her five children separated from the family. McGregor, who holds a master’s degree in Human Behavior, used her education and experiences to move beyond the emotional pain, reclaim her identity, self-esteem, and happiness. She helps other parents by way of her website and her books in the Done With The Crying series. Her first book on the subject (2016) was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist and a winner in the Living Now Book Awards.

“Estrangement can leave a confusing legacy,” she says. “Possible twists and turns ahead aren’t always immediately apparent. Concerns that later reveal themselves may be traced to roots that involve the estranged one or connect to history that began long ago. Beyond Done offers more for parents as well as the whole the post-estrangement family.”

Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children provides tell-it-like-it-is advice and sensible solutions for the gritty, complex issues that parents of estranged adult children face. With examples and from-the-trenches insight drawn from more than 50,000 families, McGregor offers encouragement and proven techniques to heal.

Helpful observations are included from parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and the siblings of adults who chose to estrange. “Commentary, tips, and advice derived from my work and my research to support parents’ well-being round out the pages,” says McGregor, whose work points out that the most common advice often doesn’t help and keeps parents stuck in an unhealthy cycle. “At times, my positions make me the lone dissenter, but then standing up for ourselves as decent, loving parents in a world that doubts us is a lesson for us all … and covered in Beyond Done.”

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9 thoughts on “Sheri McGregor honored in prestigious book awards

  1. Sharon E.

    Thank you Sheri for what you have done for this ‘community’ of souls that hurt and wear the same marks. You have helped so many people and I know you’re reward will come in this lifetime. God Bless.

    1. rparents Post author

      Thank you for this touching note. It will have me looking for “rewards” at every turn!
      This means I will take more notice of EVERY good thing. I thank you so much!

      Sheri McGregor

  2. Elizabeth L.

    Just found this after it was lost in a crowd of mailings. Well done and well deserved Sheri!
    The pen is mightier than the sword. In this case it’s transforming bottomless pain into hope for the future and peace in the now.

  3. Diane M.

    Sheri’s two books are my Bible! Now, when I feel down or just need a pick-me-up, I pick up Beyond. Congratulations, Sheri. You have helped (and continue to do so) so many of us in so many ways. Wishing you many, many blessings! I look forward to your newsletter!

  4. Toni D.

    So thankful for this site and both books. I wish none of us were in this situation but grateful for the supportive community.
    Hugs and peace to us all,

    1. rparents Post author


      You are so very welcome! Hope you are doing great, stopping to smell the roses, and taking kind care of yourself.

      Hugs to you!

      Sheri McGregor

  5. Mabel

    I want to thank each of you in your story I’m having a really bad time. I am from Argentina and here there is no support group for rejected parents. and his words are the therapy that I read every day and it helps me. I will not have the life to thank Sherry for this site. It is the first time that I dare to write because I have to use a translator to put it in Spanish and it comes out in English. .I would like and need to read Sherry’s books but they are in English and Kindle only translates single words. Sherry, there are many Spanish-speaking people who need you. Please try to sell it is Spanish too. He loves each and every one of you. I read your comments for 8 months but that’s the first time I write.


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