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Mr. Grievely, A Story of Grief and Love

Mr. Grievely, A Story of Grief and Love is a story about the process of grief, an experience every human shares  at some time in their life. The story of Mr. Grievely, told in rhythmic rhyme, along with beautifully emotive illustrations, conveys the myriad of emotions felt in living after loss or change. This book will help you navigate the sea of emotions you may feel, to breach the surface and find some way to breathe air of normalcy.

The weight of grief is suffocating and imprisoning; darkness seems unending, but time brings change. The mist begins to lift and hope’s light breaks through. This tale transforms and restores through a journey led by grief itself, from darkness to light, sadness to peace. Follow Mr. Grievely’s lead.

About Hollyhock Innovations

Hollyhock Innovations LLC was conceived around the publication of Mr. Grievely, A Story of Love and Grief, and the gallery, Margeson Fine Art ©️ by Charles Margeson and photography by daughter, Holly Margeson Gamache, M.Ed. The publication is a personal expression of the author’s own specific grief journey. It is meant to be received and perceived by the reader as a depiction of grief in a more visual way, and an emphasis that validates feeling without judgment or boundaries. It intends to bring hope to those in pain over loss.


Margeson’s striking fine art hangs in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland.  Many of the original works in oil and watercolor, limited edition prints and etchings are available for purchase through Hollyhock Innovations LLC.  An assorted collection of printed note cards and Giclee prints are also available for sale in local shops and galleries.

Upcoming Appearances

Meet the Author 
Book Signing

Saturday, May 11, 2024  2pm-4pm
A Pleasant Shoppe
79Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH
603 373 0939 

Thursday, June 13, 2024  1pm-3pm
The Center
175 Port Road
Kennebunk, ME
207 967 8514

Saturday, July 13, 2024  2pm-4pm
Leaf & Anna
12 Reach Road
Brooklin, ME
207 359-5030



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