** UPDATE **
Please have patience as RaeBeth is going through some health issues and it's making it hard for her to write. She will update this blog as much as she can during her challenging times.

New Vlog every Wednesday!!

Sneak Peek Fridays - Stop by to get a small preview of my upcoming work.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Let the Celebration Begin...#blogtour #giveaway

Today's the start of the book tour for my daughter's story
Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello.

I'd like to take a moment to thank a few amazing people out there for helping with this tour and for celebrating Dakota's life with me. 

- Sparkle Book Tours- for hosting the tour

-Participating Bloggers during the Tour:

Blushing Divas Book Reviews 
Karen Swart 
Movies, Shows & Books 
Crazy Beautiful Reviews 
Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind
A Book Addict's Delight
Book Hostage
Kim's Book Blog
For The Love of Books 
Cajun Book Lover 
As You Wish Reviews 
Darkest Cravings 
Bottles & Books Reviews 
Fallen Over Book Reviews 
Eclipse Reviews 
Book Nook Nuts 
Our New Generation for Reading 
Kitty Muse and Me 
Debbie Jeans 

Please remember you can follow the tour by selecting the event schedule tab above. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

1st Birthday Celebration Giveaway Details

Hey guys,

In honor of Dakota's first birthday, I have decided to give away a
SIGNED paperback copy of her story, Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello everyday for the duration of the event. That means each day between May 26th and June 1st you have a chance to win. 

How do you enter?

It's easy. All you have to do is follow the tour. Yep, that's checking out EACH blog for EACH day and leaving a meaningful comment for the blogger. Then, visit each link and leave a meaningful comment on the posts that are part of the celebration but not the main tour. That's it! It's easy. 

I'll be posting each day during the tour for which blogs you should visit via my Facebook page. So, be sure to "like" and get the notifications for the page.

At the end of the tour, I'll go back through the Rafflecopter and see who was the most active with following the tour. You can even recruit others for another entry into the giveaway! If you're here by the means of a referral, please leave a comment saying who sent you on the Rafflecopter. Remember, use the same names that others used to enter. 

The winners will be announced AFTER the tour is completed. You can follow along with the tour from my website too.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Candle Memorial- Invitation

If you would like to join in with celebrating Dakota's 1st 

There's a to do it....
.... Join in with the Balloon Release from your backyard.

Then light a candle and let it burn on May 27th for her during the hour of 6 PM to 7PM. She was born at 6:17 PM.

This event will run from the day Rae-Beth was due with Dakota to the day she was born. (May 22 to May 27)

**When doing the balloon release, please take a picture of your balloon and post it within the event.**

Friday, May 9, 2014

First Annual Turning the Pages Signing & Awards: Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello

I have previously mentioned in a blog post a few months back that my book, Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello was nominated and won in three different categories within the Turning the Pages Awards. They held a book signing and award ceremony in Orlando, FL this past April, which I was not able to attend. 

However, I did request that my awards be mailed to me and guess what.... here they are.

I want to take a moment to thank Turning the Pages for such a wonderful event and I hope to make it there in the future. It's such an honor to have been part of the awards for 2013.

Next, I want to thank ALL readers who nominated and voted for Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello. It warms my heart to see that my daughter's story won THREE different categories within the event. I'm truly grateful for this and words can't express how happy this makes me.

Here are the pictures from the awesome package I received this week in the mail....

This is everything I pulled out of the package. I must say I am super happy to even have some bookmarks, author cards, and other swag from authors who were part too!


Book of the Year 2013- Health

Up close look at the medal for the Health genre.




Non Fiction

It's it A-MAZ_ING? I am super thrilled and can't wait to hang them up to display them. Once again thank you so much for nominating Dakota's story and voting. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

PROMO: Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello by @raebethmcgee

You were not a "lost pregnancy" or a "stillborn" as some have described you. You were not a

sad thing that happened to us or a tragic circumstance.

You were a baby, my baby, our baby!

A human being.


Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello is....

The journey of pregnancy brings hope, joy, and love for the expecting mother. The hope of giving birth to a new life. The joy of feeling this new life grow inside of her. The love that starts with a test that doesn’t ever end. Dreams for the unborn child flood the new mother’s mind, as well as those around her. Each step of the pregnancy is a cherished moment. The anticipation of meeting her cherished baby builds from the very first month and ends after birth.

This is the story of one mother and how a few words changed her life forever. How a piece of her faded when she heard these words: “There’s no heartbeat.” When RaeBeth Buda laid in the hospital in labor, she and her husband heard those dreaded words.

What happens when all of those dreams are shattered in a moment’s notice? How does one cope with the loss of their child? This is the story of their journey and of the devastating grief of the loss of her daughter, Dakota Emily Buda.

Available on Amazon here: