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Sid Korpi
About the Author

Sid Korpi has combined her decades of varied professional experience — as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, and ordained minister/animal chaplain — with her lifelong devotion to the animal companions who have blessed and shared her life in creating Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Surviving a "tsunami of loss" in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart's healing. She felt compelled to share these things with others who suffer — often in isolation — from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets.

She notes, "Unfortunately, our society on the whole discounts their grief as frivolous since they've 'merely lost an animal.' People often report that they got over the death of a fellow human being easier than they did that of their pet simply because they were given permission to really grieve over the human and thus found the support they needed to process those feelings. This same support is often sorely lacking when the intense feelings of sorrow are a result of pet loss."

In this book, she melds her personal perspectives and stories with those of professionals (such as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and other animal lovers the world over. She hopes to ease the pain of those who feel they are alone in their suffering — because, she has found, nothing could be further from the truth.

"Those of us who share a deep bond with our animal companions are in abundant supply. Too many of us have obviously felt we must keep silent in our anguish or be labeled somehow defective," she says. "I want this book to end the misperception that we must suffer in solitary confinement and thus prolong, or stay permanently stuck in, our grief."

Sid Korpi lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Anthony Kaczor and their eight "mere animal" friends/family members: Ambrose, Blanche, Keely, and Oliver (Westies); Giles and Xander (cats); and Atticus and Scout (finches).
An adroit public speaker and presenter on pet loss topics, Sid Korpi also has been acting for more than 30 years, having been in myriad theatrical productions, commercials, and, most recently, independent movies by Minnesotan filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm, including "Destination: Outer Space," "Attack of the Moon Zombies"—for which she won a "Best Actress in a Zombie Movie" 2011 Dead Letter Award—and 2012's "House of Ghosts."

As you may have inferred from the titles, these movies are tributes to the glory days of the B&W 1950s-drive-in-style B-movie creature feature. Marvelously campy and so "cheesy" it is rumored that the lactose intolerant cannot view them without medication, these homages to a bygone genre are near and dear to her heart.

Check out her performance (and her scary bangs) in this "Attack of the Moon Zombies" trailer:

And here's the official trailer for "House of Ghosts," an homage to the films of William Castle ("The Tingler" and "House on Haunted Hill"), which was filmed in her historic Victorian house in South Minneapolis and also features her husband, Anthony Kaczor, and their dogs, among the stellar ensemble cast:

Several rave reviews of the movie have been posted on her blog. Check out the trailer below for "The Giant Spider," the latest film from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to feature Sid!

Learn about how she got started in this mid-life film career at www.sainteuphoria.com/podcast.html. Episode #1 at the bottom of the page.

Buy a set of these three great B-movies featuring Sid Korpi now for $29.99 (and $5 of that will be donated to the no-kill shelters Sid Korpi supports with her book sales)!

Sid Korpi B-Movie Collection

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$5 of all sales will be donated to the no-kill shelters Sid Korpi supports with her book sales!

For more information or to purchase any of rest of the terrific Mihm-movie DVDs, visit www.sainteuphoria.com.

Sid will also be seen in "House of Ghosts" co-star Justen Overlander's comedy "The Bequeather." Check out her Appearances page for updates on screenings and events.
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