I recently had the privilege to be a guest on Jane Asher’s podcast, The Next Room. Those of you from San Diego will undoubtedly recognize her voice. For several years Jane was a radio personality on KFMB and KIFM, among others. Her passion is now focused on helping others with loss, grief and healing. Here’s a blurb about her show, and I encourage you to check out some of her other amazing interviews.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Here is a link to my conversation with Jane.  It’s just 30 minutes.  I enjoyed every second of it.  Jane is a wonderful, deep soul and our beliefs and experiences regarding the interconnectedness between this earthly plane and our loved ones just over there in The Next Room could not be more aligned. I talk about our son, Jimmy, and the letter I received from my father 40 years after he tried to mail it to me. The letter that changed everything!!

Casey Talks With Jane Asher on The Next Room

Jane is also an incredible writer, and she will soon be coming out with her first book, THE NEXT ROOM.  I was given the honor of previewing her book and please trust me: This book is a must read.  I felt like I was in the middle of a conversation with God.  I’ll let you know when it becomes available.   

Jimmy, Dad and Me
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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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