Expecting Sunshine 2nd Edition + Fun Giveaway!

My memoir, Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss, will be released in its Second Edition on May 21. This book has made a wonderful difference in the lives of many families and their communities.


Here is a letter from one reader:

I just finished your beautiful book “Expecting Sunshine” and felt compelled to reach out and say thank you.

A few days after I found out I miscarried, a few days before my D&C, I went to Barnes & Noble in hopes of finding a guidebook or self-help book of how to heal and cope with miscarriage or loss of a child. I searched every feasible location: self-help, psychology, family planning, childcare. With tears in my eyes I was too embarrassed to ask anyone at the counter for help. There I was already utterly heartbroken and feeling more alone than ever. Not a single book for me to turn to. I pulled out my phone, googled “books about miscarriage” and found your book and ordered it on the spot.

It must not have been easy for you and your family to share your story, but I hope you know what an impact you’ve had on me and likely so many other women.

You’ve given me so much hope for my year ahead.

–Katie Rhodes, Oakland, California


What’s new in the Second Edition of Expecting Sunshine:

  • Bonus chapter co-written by the author, Alexis Marie Chute, and her husband, Aaron Chute, through his perspective. A truly valuable reflection on the difference between male and female grief, and how partners mourn and heal uniquely.
  • Group discussion questions. Perfect for support groups and book clubs.
  • Author Q&A about Alexis Marie Chute’s journey of loss, healing, writing Expecting Sunshine book, and producing Expecting Sunshine documentary film. This Q&A gives new insight into the behind-the-scenes.
  • 10 Pages of support resources!
  • And of course, the award-winning bestselling memoir by Alexis Marie Chute





The 2nd Edition of Expecting Sunshine memoir is live for pre-orders. To celebrate the book’s imminent release—May 21—I’m running a pre-sale GAME!








  2. Pre-order EXPECTING SUNSHINE MEMOIR – 2ND EDITION – Retailer links below : )
  3. Email proof of purchase to info@alexismariechute.com
  4. 9 Days of Giveaways starting on Monday, April 15 through to Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  5. One winner will be chosen from the pre-orders per day!!
  6. The winner chooses one door on the Cover Reveal Game graphic
  7. That door will open to reveal a part of the book cover AND that winner’s prize of a MEGA GIFT GOODIE BOX! Each box is different and filled with books, gifts, and more!
  8. Winners are encouraged to share photos of their prize on social media using the hashtags #expectingsunshine #alexismariechuteAND tag on Instagram @alexismariechuteand on Twitter @_Alexis_Marie
  9. The more books you pre-order, the more chances of winning!
  10. Share the game with your friends and get them in on the fun!
  11. Bonus: LEAVE A BOOK REVIEW! Reviews make a huge difference for authors! My goal is to receive 100 honest reviews. Please help me on this mission of helping bereaved families and those that support them. Review on Amazon.com + Amazon.ca + Goodreads.

Just a Few Places to Pre-Order:

  1. Barns & Noble – Paperback and NOOK
  2. com – Kindle
  3. ca – Kindle
  4. Alexis Marie Chute Shop – Paperback
  5. Audrey’s Books – Paperback
  6. Books Are Magic – Paperback
  7. The Booksmith – Paperback
  8. Greenlight Bookstore – Paperback
  9. Mosaic Books – Paperback
  10. More places and formats coming soon!



Why Pre-Order Expecting Sunshine 2nd Edition:


“An amazingly moving and emotional story that any woman―or any parent―can easily relate to.”  

―Jennifer Hamilton, Editor, Canadian Family magazine

Expecting Sunshine is a multi-award-winning memoir and a Kirkus Review BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017

Anyone who has experienced—or knows someone who has experienced—miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or other forms of pregnancy and baby loss should read Expecting Sunshine, including those considering or already pregnant again.

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child.

In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results.

Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.


Wonderful Support Resources in the ‘Door Game’ Prize Boxes:

A huge thank you to the grief and healing organizations and individuals that donated to the prize boxes! See them all by clicking here.

Here are a few of the prizes up for grabs:


Thank you for reading!

Please share this post and the Expecting Sunshine ‘Door Game’ with your friends, family, and community!

With gratitude,

-Alexis Marie Chute



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