Louise Hamlin read history and law at Cambridge, and then practised as a solicitor. After a career break to have her children, she returned to Cambridge as a law fellow and lecturer, specialising in land law. She was a Tutor and then Senior Tutor of her college. Fifteen years ago, she changed career, and moved down to Dorset to start a very happy new life with her second husband, a barrister. She became a potter and she and her husband travelled extensively. When her husband suddenly died two years ago, Louise was grief-stricken, and then amazed to find more and more signs from her husband, including extraordinary WhatsApps, showing her that spirit and love survive death. This completely changed her understanding of life and death, and she felt compelled to write a book giving an account of the signs, as well as dealing with bereavement generally. She now lives in Dorset with her spaniel.