I grew up on a farm in Iowa. We moved to a smaller acreage as a teen and I currently live in downtown Chicago. My first book, Swallowtail, was inspired by events which occurred shortly after my dad's passing in 1998. My dad and I engaged in regular conversations regarding the possibility of life after death and exchanged numerous books on the subject years before his cancer diagnosis.
After a year of unexplainable events following his passing, it occurred to me that had I transitioned first, I would've done everything in my power to get his attention and make it clear that I was still here. I assumed that most people had similar experiences. So I set out to create a work of fiction that would encourage people to discuss those experiences more openly. Yay! It worked, and I wrote more books, which are basically about self-healing. I must confess, I have an obsession with self-healing. I think it's beautiful, empowering and I love to encourage it in every way that I can.
© 2016 by Sheri Meshal