Gail Trauco, Children's Author, Keynote Speaker, TV/Media Personality

Children's author, professional speaker, TV/media personality, grief expert, pharmaceutical clinical trial expert

Gail Trauco is a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Grief Mediator who has assisted more than 5,000 patients to overcome grief, and the #1 International Bestselling author of Conquering Grief from Your Own Front Porch. Gail Trauco has made it her life’s mission to help others. She calls upon her compassion as a caregiver to aid her clients in reclaiming their lives.  As a certified oncology nurse and the founder of Front Porch Therapy, Gail is highly esteemed by her peers in the health and wellness industry. But she still finds that her private practice is where she  can make a true impact on the individual level. Drawing upon the Southern arts of healing and comfort, Gail infuses her therapies: grief mediation, Front Porch Therapy, and others with a dose of homegrown lore that has helped thousands of her patients to rebuild their lives and begin their journey to wellness — all in a safe, welcoming environment without the use of drugs.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

The Emma meets the Grief Monster book series is dedicated to children (and former children) everywhere. Losses, both great and small, are a part of every human life and it’s time for children to be comforted and reassured in that. Grief is something to experience and express as fully as possible in order to lead a most healthy, fulfilling life. Children are often our greatest teachers. So perhaps the Emma meets the Grief Monster book series will have them teach us by example how to face and then thrive through our losses, fears and life challenges.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

As a registered nurse, pharmaceutical trials expert, and licensed Grief Mediator, Gail Trauco has spent four decades helping patients navigate the sea of red tape. Backed up by an advisory team of leaders in government, law and medicine, Trauco is known for finding solutions when everyone else says there is no way. Based just outside Atlanta, Trauco frequently travels around the United States to help patients, medical practitioners, and pharmaceutical companies align on best case solutions. She has gained a reputation as a fierce advocate for patient’s rights and for resolving some of the most difficult medical cases in the currently crippled American healthcare system. Guided by state & federal guidelines, her decades of medical care experience and innate intuitive skills, Trauco consistently connects the right care and medical coverage for people in dire need of treatment from a broad range of illnesses. As a lifelong medical industry professional and frequent on camera expert, she is equal parts Gloria Allred, Erin Brokovich, and Nancy Grace.


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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

Trauco has spoken on the main stage at Harvard, West Point, and NASDAQ. She has talked about grief on more than 58 morning news and talk shows nationwide. Keynote addresses have included HealthCare 911, Grief, Women's Issues, and Entrepreneurship. Talks, presentations and workshops are modified for specific audiences as needed. As a result of taking this program, participants will:

  • Learn to distinguish the difference between “grief” and “clinical depression”
  • Easily identify the 7 phases of grief
  • Understand which phase of the grief cycle where they are currently are
  • Learn to establish safe boundaries through creation of their own Front Porch
  • Gain techniques to “raise their vibration”
  • Identify 3 techniques to immediately lift their mood
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a guided meditation to meet their guides and angels
  • Learn to express themselves verbally about loss and how it has impacted their life
  • Develop skills to talk with anyone who has experienced loss: what to say and what not say
  • Learn to use their soul GPS and listen to their inner voice to achieve healing

Front Porch Therapy is the process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. Learning to live with loss is a life skill developed through personal growth, knowledge of loss, and applying skills to daily living. Each participant will learn their own way to best cope with grief and loss through experiences at the workshop and/or lecture and return home refreshed, both physically and emotionally. Therapy dogs are available in some geographic locations upon request.

Presentation Audience:

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Middle School

High School




101-300 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction


Adult Non-Fiction


Aging/Senior Citizens

Alternative Medicine/Homeopathy/Naturopathic Medicine



Community Issues - Hispanic, Community Programs



Eating Disorders








Women’s Issues


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