After a lengthy career as a mental health clinician, Becky Aud-Jennison now considers herself a therapist gone rogue, creating The Death Dialogues Project and podcast to open an alternative space to support people and assist our society in easing the topic of death out of the closet.

Our experiences are unique and Becky believes we learn more from listening to others’ stories about their experiences than we do from generalized commentary on death, dying and the aftermath. Story is the foundation on which this book, the project, and the podcast are built.

Reared in the middle of the United States, Becky now spends the bulk of her time on a hill in New Zealand overlooking rolling green pastures, the Whangarei Heads and harbor, along with antics of five cheeky horses, two beloved dogs and a cat. The answer to her daughter’s question, “Do you realize you are replacing children with animals?” may, in fact, be yes.

Becky and her husband have a blended family of nine children and three grandchildren.

Find out more about the project and podcast at www.deathdialogues.net.