Suzanne Gene (Davis) Courtney has taught school, full-time and part-time, for over 30 years. Coming from a family of educators, Suzanne has always wanted to teach. She has raised three wonderful children: Laura, Daniel, and Gregg. Laura and Gregg now reside in Austin, TX. Daniel passed away suddenly in 1997 in Hawaii, his birthplace. Suffering from a broken heart, Suzanne began to write. At first, she wrote poems on suffering and angst, but then her poems spoke of enlightenment, hope, and comfort. Her family has experienced many wonderful "coincidences", moments, and messages from the "other side." Suzanne retired from teaching in 2011 but continues to read her books for the classroom to groups of children. Suzanne now resides in Austin, TX, near her children and grandchildren. She has become a Reiki Master Therapist and Grief Coach offering her services on location and remotely.