A story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, through interpretation with a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter’s journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.
The extraordinary relationship between Jane and her mom Betty yields treasure for us all. This book is a warm hug + a blueprint for awakening all in one! Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one or simply curious about what happens after death, The Next Room is a tender glimpse into the infinite possibilities that love has in store for us.
~Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, author of “Swimming with Elephants”
Grief. When you hear the word or see it in print it takes you to a place. For me, it’s never a happy place. I immediately feel pain and my energy is lowered. Jane has found a way to give grief a whole new meaning. It’s love. It’s honor. It’s connection. It’s hope. Thank you Jane and thank you Betty for opening your hearts to us. I look forward to having more Betty in my life.
-Terry Jaymes, Host of the nationally syndicated radio show Lex and Terry. Host of the Gang of Two (as well as) the Terry Jaymes Alive podcast.
I began reading The Next Room when darkness was clouding my heart and each word brought in more light. Whether or not you believe in the next room (or life after death) Jane allows you first to become a part of her loving family and then to travel with her through death and grief to connection, self-acceptance and love. Using her own wisdom and the love and guidance of her beloved mother she answers unanswerable questions in a way that touches heart, mind and soul. I can't tell you where reading The Next Room will lead you but I'm a rather skeptical person and it filled me with comfort and hope.
Jan Warner, Grief Day by Day: Daily Guidance and Simple Practices for Living with Loss; Facebook.com/GriefSpeaksOut
“Who co-writes a life-changing book with her mother? Then we discover that although Jane’s writing partner has “left the room,“ Mom has “leveled-up” and still has much to share, not only with her daughter but all of us baffled by life or suffering a loss. Love “The Box” philosophy! This book evolves from personal love and loss to expansive awakening.”
Judy McNutt, The Writer’s Gift Mentor
The Next Room is an intimate conversation of a story that blends the three-dimensional, spiritual realm into the forefront of our earthly consciousness. It is playful and approachable, yet the seriousness of the content is digestible. Jane Asher packages a narrative of emotion and irony into layered vignettes, windows really, through which the reader looks, sees and experiences relationships. In no time, you find yourself halfway through the book wondering where the time went, a sign of good writing and great reading.
~ Teri Citterman, Executive Coach and Author of From the CEO’s Perspective
"The Next Room is a story of never-ending love. Jane shares her touching story from grief to connection and communication. It's an important book for everyone, and goes far beyond her personal journey. There are messages of love for all of humanity from the Next Room."
Brent Carey, Owner Empower Radio Network
I guess I was expecting a nice family story, with Midwest roots, about a daughter’s deep and loving relationship with her mother. I didn’t know it would turn into a conversation with God! I was ecstatically surprised. I love everything about Jane Asher's first book.
I’d possibly raise an eyebrow if the revelations and wisdom shared by Jane’s mother and her tribe from the other side weren’t so completely in sync and confirming with everything, we’ve been shown by our 24-year-old son who was tragically killed in an accident in 2008. Jane Asher and her mother who transitioned in 2010 bring down the veil and give us an amazing and wonderful glimpse of what’s next after this life.
Jane asks all the questions I kick myself for not asking during our many sessions with mediums. ‘Who is God?’ ‘What is the purpose of this life?’ ‘Is reincarnation real?’ ‘What’s it like after we shed our bodies?’ ‘Where do you go?’ ‘What do you do?’ ‘Does God love people who do bad things?’ ‘Do we remain connected with our loved ones who have transitioned?’ ‘How do we do that?’
During one of their conversations, Jane’ mother cautions “Our book will not be for everyone…It’s for you and me and anyone else who cares to join us on this miraculous journey.”
If you’re even a little bit curious about the afterlife and what’s “next,” then climb on board, cinch your seatbelt tight, and get ready for just maybe the ride of your life in The Next Room.
-Casey Gauntt, author of Suffering is the Only Honest Work and When the Veil Comes Down