Drawing on her personal losses, chronicled in her memoir The Rules of Inheritance, as well as her background working in hospice as a bereavement counselor, Claire Bidwell Smith attempts to show how exploring the afterlife can have a positive impact on the grief process. Brave, profound, and ultimately inspiring, After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go? is unique in the power of the personal journey that underlies the book’s message: What we believe about what happens next affects everything about how we live–and love–right now.
Claire Bidwell Smith is the author of The Rules of Inheritance, which has been published in seventeen countries and is currently being adapted for film. Claire has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a therapist specializing in grief. She regularly teaches writing workshops and gives talks on both writing and grief.