To be released August, 2020


ISBN: 978-1-64538-155-6


232 pages



When Robin Monson-Dupuis, psychotherapist and substance abuse counselor, loses her son to a heroin overdose after an eight-year journey trying to help him stay alive, it shatters everything in her world. She finds her beliefs tested: her role as a mother, her faith, her marriage, and her purpose in this world.


Spirit Son: A Mother's Journey to Reconnect with Her Son After His Death From Heroin Overdose is a courageous memoir detailing one mother's story of surviving her unimaginable pain, beginning to heal, and even growing after her traumatic loss. This raw account of losing a child to the opioid epidemic and struggling to find peace offers honest analysis and reflections as well as a profound message of hope: that the everlasting bond between us and our loved ones can be embraced, even deepened, despite their physical death.




It is a hard story for me to put out into the world. 

So, I would mean a lot to me have you at my book signing event on Thursday August 13 from 5:30-7pm. 


It will be held at Konkel Park in Greenfield, WI, the site of Ethan's Run, as many of you know. 

We will be under a large, quiet, pavilion on the south end of the park that includes restrooms, tables, and a small kitchen for champagne toasting and treats.


The Orange Hat Publishing team will also be there. Books will be available to purchase via cash, check, or credit card. Or, interested friends and contacts of yours can go to and order Spirit Son there. 


Feel free to bring along anyone else who might be interested in and or who could benefit from my story. 





Spirit Son

SKU: 9781645381556