On April 13 Casey spoke to the wonderful support group, Helping Parents Heal, about his new book WHEN THE VEIL COMES DOWN. He was joined on the call by his good friends and Shining Light Parents, Conrad and Paola Leslie, who together with their son-in-spirit, Nicolas, are featured in the chapters “Gifts From Nick” and “The Choice We Make.” 20-year-old Nicolas, the Leslies only child, was killed in the terrorist attack in Nice, France in July of 2016.

Conrad and Paola Leslie
Nicolas Leslie at the rim of Haleakala Crater, Maui

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Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

Casey Gauntt

is a retired attorney and former senior executive of a major San Diego real estate company. He lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Hilary. Casey grew up in Itasca, Illinois, graduated Lake Park High School in 1968, and received B.S., JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Jimmy Gauntt

was born and raised in Solana Beach and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2002.   A prestigious Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, he majored in English and Spanish. He authored six plays, five screenplays, and a multitude of poems and short stories. Beginning in 2010, the USC English Department annually bestows the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Award—aka “The Jimmy”—to the top graduates in English.  Jimmy passed over to the other side in 2008 at age 24.

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