Diana Walsh is a member of the North Shore Wordsmiths. She was born, raised, and currently lives in Stoney Creek, a small town in southern Ontario.
2013 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award â€” Winner, Non-Fiction
The miracle of a new baby turned into a nightmare â€¦
There is something about the loss of a child that everyone takes to heart. A lot of suffering happens in this world, but when it involves a child, it touches everyone all the more and it is tolerated all the less. Empty Cradle is the writerâ€™s personal recollection of the time leading up to and surrounding the abduction of her newborn infant, just days before Christmas.
This story is based on a true crime - dates, times, and details were researched from media sources, court documents, and police records. A timeline of the mother and the kidnapper are shown separately, from childhood to adulthood, until the two paths crossed, resulting in a cataclysmic event that will leave the reader anxiously awaiting the final outcome.
...a highly personal, sometimes poetic account...