Shelley Buck moved from the Midwest to

California to follow her dream of working for Disney. 

When her first son, Ryder, 22, was diagnosed with cancer she began to write their story. Her lessons in parenting and the power of Ryder’s spirit offer profound messages for living in the light.


Kathy Curtis and Shelley Buck have been life-long friends. She has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and emotional barriers through creative expression. Her book, Invisible Ink, narrates her own journey and letter-writing process through grief.



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