Somewhere In Between: The Hokey Pokey, Chocolate Cake and The Shared Death Experience contains lighthearted true life stories from the author's firsthand experience at the bedsides of family and friends who were dying. The primary story, "Aunt Jerry and Our Shared Death Experience" contains the most extensively documented Shared Death Experience to date, and details what it was like for Lizzy to receive psychic messages from spirits and her aunt, feel her aunt's physical pain and see parts of her aunt's life review. Throughout the story, Lizzy explores what it was like to have psychic abilities for the first time and the conflicts that arose when her family did not believe her.
Lizzy Miles, MA, MSW, LSW, has been to more funerals than weddings in her life. She stopped counting her losses and started counting her "angels" when she reached double digits. Inspired by her comforting and positive experiences with hospice staff, Lizzy decided to pay it forward and become a hospice volunteer. She found that work so rewarding that she determined that her life's purpose was to work in hospice. She made a mid-life career change and quit her marketing job of twelve years to return to school to become a hospice social worker. While she was an intern for hospice, she organized an event where she helped a 91-year old hospice patient ski again. She is currently a thanatologist, writer, and hospice social worker and editor for Pallimed.org. Lizzy Miles is a passionate advocate for hospice and end-of-life issues and has presented her research and experiences with death and dying at national and international grief conferences. Lizzy is best known for bringing the Death Cafe concept to the United States and mentoring hosts worldwide. She openly admits that she believes in spirit communication and has been blogging about synchronicities and signs from the universe for over ten years at www.followthesigns.blogspot.com. Lizzy lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two cats.