Thank you to all who attended our event with Janis Heaphy Durham! Returning to Ohio, Heaphy Durham was greeted with a warm welcome by the audience, a handful of whom travelled from Cinc innati to see their high school friend. Her debut novel, The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death, recounts the supernatural events that occurred after the loss of her husband, Mark. One of the things that set this book apart from others like it is how in depth Heaphy Durham went in her research to gain alternative perspective from both scientists and spiritual practitioners. Having multiple perspectives pulled in a crowd of believers, skeptics, and those with their own stories of loss.
During the event, the author shared some final memories her husband, some of which were a special treat as they were not included in the book. One conversation in particular seemed to stick with audience members on both sides of the belief spectrum. Just before his passing, Mark spoke with a friend of theirs who requested that he send signs, letting everyone know he was okay. His response mirrors what Heaphy Durham believes to be true about whether or not everyone is able to send or receive signs from an afterlife: Mark responded that he would try, but that it is up to those still on Earth to be looking.
We hope to see you at our next Evenings with Authors event! On Monday, May 11 we will welcome John Lescroart to discuss his newest thriller, The Fall. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Museum of Art. Lescroart is the author of 26 novels, all of which have been on the New York Times bestseller list. Set in San Francisco, The Fall features DA Dismas Harty and his daughter, Rebecca, as they work to discover the truth about a teenager who met an unfortunate fate at the San Francisco Stockton tunnel.
If you’re interested in a more personal experience, consider attending the Author’s Table! You and a small group of people will sit down for dinner with the author before the event for a chance to get to know each other. For more information or to reserve your Author’s Table Seat, please call Erin Deel at 614-464-1032 x 11 by Thursday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m.