In 2004, Janis Heaphy Durham's husband, Max Besler, died of cancer at age 56. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister, she practiced her faith as she struggled with her loss. Soon she began encountering phenomena unlike anything she'd ever experienced: lights flickering, doors opening and closing, clocks stopping at 12:44, the exact time of Max's death. But then something startling happened that changed Heaphy Durham's life forever. A powdery handprint appeared on her bathroom mirror on the first anniversary of Max's death. This launched her on a journey that transformed her spiritually and altered her view of reality forever. The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death illustrates how through these experiences, interviewing scientists and spiritual practitioners, she discovered that the veil between this world and the next is thin and it is love that bridges the two worlds.
Janis Heaphy Durham earned a bachelors and a masters degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She was then hired in the advertising department at the Los Angeles Times, where she rose to senior vice president of advertising. In 1998 she was named the first publisher of the Sacramento Bee. Under her leadership, the newspaper won two Pulitzer Prizes. She retired in 2008 and lives between Idaho and Florida with her husband, Jim Durham.
An unbelievably believable story about the afterlife, with documenting photographs from the former publisher of a major metropolitan newspaper.