As P.M. Glaser, the actor wrote Chrystallia & The Source of Light with his late wife Elizabeth in mind and he hopes others find strength and resolve in difficult times by reading the fairytale about a brother and sister sharing a final Christmas with their dying mother.
He tells U.S. news show Extra, "I was looking for a way to share what I have learned about loss and helplessness... I was really fortunate; I found a teacher who taught me the difference between being a victim and letting a situation like this really grow your heart and grow your capacity to love."
Glaser, who has also illustrated the book, admits his late wife will always be a huge inspiration for him: "The way in which she met with her journey and dealt with it had a great affect on me."
Elizabeth Glaser died in December, 1994 after becoming infected with Aids from a blood transfusion.