“It takes a huge diversity of cultures and traditions to even come close to a full expression of the totality of our Creator.” – Irene 





From June 4 – 7, I had the pleasure of being an exhibitor at the Fifth Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. This conference is both founded and facilitated by Terry Daniels, who did a magnificent job highlighting various religious and spiritual points of view as people both explored and validated the belief that we do go on, that there is indeed life after death.

I feel Blessed to be yet another voice in the growing chorus of people confirming this!


Since the title of my book is They Serve Bagels In Heaven, I had an offering of scrumptious bagels and delish cream cheese choices from a wonderful Norfolk Bageldashery called Yorgo’s welcoming the many conference attendees who purchased and asked me to sign my book.

Anita Moorjani


I was honored to meet Anita Moorjani, the author of the best-selling Dying To Be Me, whose book is in development to become a feature film…and so exciting that the Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman is being discussed as the possible lead in the film! What touched me the most upon meeting Anita is her presence; it is filled with humility and grace. What a wonderful role model she is, and her story is an inspiration for us all.

Suzane Northrop and John Holland

The first time I met Suzane Northrop was at a Séance in NYC when she channeled Saul for me. I have also been at a Gallery she and John Holland held at a college in Massachusetts for around 500 people, when John received messages for me from both my paternal grandmother and my father. Suzane and John are each incredibly gifted and a profound “gift” to the many grieving people they help by communicating with the deceased. I enjoyed seeing them again at the Conference as they channeled messages from the deceased to their loved ones. Outstanding!

DeadTED Talks


Another highlight for me was the opportunity to present my book at the deadTED talks, the metaphysically=minded talent show for conference attendees.

Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE)

I also visited with the very wonderful people who are part of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E), located in Virginia Beach, Va. This included the gifted Spiritual Intuitive/Consultant Nancy Laporta and Christine George, the Manager of A.R.E., who expressed interest in carrying They Serve Bagels In Heaven in the store. YES!

Bonding with Fellow Exhibitors

Getting to know some of my outstanding fellow Exhibitors was another highlight.


Jennifer Lipski of MyMetaWorld.comInner Wisdom in Community.


The Grammy-nominated and very talented David Young.


Sondra Sneed of Godscribe


Debrah and Leslie Strebel of Lee Alexander & Co., makers of commemorative jewelry


Christina Pateros – Shamanic Art who journeyed to find Stephanie’s power animal (and paint this beautiful art to take home with her) – the Egret!

Tammy Petruccelli – Reiki Master at Pike Creek Reiki and Healing Arts Center

AND…an extra-special shout out to my extra-special Publicist Stephanie Barnhart, founder of Socialminded Media Group – thank you Steph from both my heart and my soul!

I’m already looking forward to next year’s Afterlife Awareness Conference which will be held at the Sheraton Westport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri from May 12-16.

How about joining me there?!

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