Carolyn V. Coarsey, PhD, is a pioneer in the world of workplace tragedy response. After losing her fianc� in a plane crash, Coarsey realized there was a need for research in preparedness, which led her to develop her internationally recognized training program, Human Services Response. As a mental health educator and business consultant, Coarsey helps companies respond to tragedy in a way that not only contains the situation but also helps stabilize survivors and foster compassion.
For over thirty years, Coarsey has interviewed family members and survivors of tragedy, witnessing firsthand the way loss can transform a life?for better or for worse. It is from these stories and from her spirituality that she drew inspiration for Beyond Dark Skies.
Coarsey is the cofounder and president of the Family Assistance Education and Research Foundation. Beyond Dark Skies is her debut work of fiction.