The West Hollywood Library is hosting an author talk with Christy Camara who will discuss her thoughtful and heartbreaking memoir, “Can I Still Be Funny After My Son’s Murder?” in honor of her beloved son, Wyland Gomes. The book signing event is happening on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6pm – 7pm, at the West Hollywood Library Meeting Room located at 625 N San Vicente Boulevard.
About the Author:
Christy Camara has used humor and resilience to navigate the challenging journey of bereavement after the tragic loss of her son, Wyland. In her book, Christy opens her heart and shares her story with wit, honesty, and raw emotion. She found her voice through writing, and her book is a testament to the power of healing and transformation.
Wyland Thomas Gomes, born on August 26, 2009, is the central figure of Christy’s book. He was a beacon of light, loved video games, spending time with friends and family, and had limitless potential. Tragically, on March 2, 2020, Wyland’s life was senselessly taken from him by his father, who should not have been allowed to purchase a gun due to a previous restraining order. Wyland’s death left an irreplaceable void in the hearts of those who loved him dearly. His life is celebrated through stories of laughter, love, and cherished memories. Wyland’s spirit continues to shine through the pages of this heartfelt book. Read more about Wyland and Christy’s story in the Los Angeles Times.
About the Book:
Can I Still Be Funny After My Son’s Murder? is not just a memoir; it’s a testament to the enduring strength of a mother’s love and the resilience of the human spirit. Christy’s book touches on the deep emotions of grief, offers insights into consoling those who are mourning, and gives hope to parents facing unimaginable loss.
This book signing event is an opportunity to hear Christy’s inspirational journey firsthand and to support her mission to raise awareness about the need for effective gun control, the tragedy of child loss and the importance of providing comfort and solace to grieving parents.