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Strong female lead, fantasy, reincarnation, Heaven, angels, portals, healing

Bessie: Life & Death
by Jody Overend

Fifteen-year-old Bessie MacIntyre has just endured the most traumatic experience of her young life; sadly caused by a series of events she had personally set in motion in the early hours of July 15, 2002. Now back at home in Ravenspond, Pennsylvania, she has to deal with the tragic aftermath and learn to live with the consequences of her actions. 

Will she find the inner strength to forgive herself and embrace life again?  What will happen to those she had to leave behind?


Was any of it real? Or did Bessie just dream all that crazy stuff about Heaven and her buddy Angel Mel in his Hawaiian shirts?  Only time will tell what tomorrow may bring.

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Jody is a former advertising copywriter from Toronto, Canada. She distils her fascination with life beyond death, reincarnation, and all the possibilities beyond this physical world into her Young Adult fiction featuring Bessie MacIntyre and her friends.

Bessie: Life & Death is the second book in the series preceded by Bessie: Lost & Found. Jody is currently working on Bessie: Heaven & Earth.

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