Averyell A. Kessler

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Averyell A. Kessler, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduating from LSU with a Bachelor's Degree in English, she entered the first class of students at Mississippi College School of Law as one of five women. After retiring from the peace and quiet of a lengthy legal practice, she's taken up writing in hopes of finding additional peace and quiet. She is mother, grandmother and now writer.





12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
House Committee Room 3
All Night, All Day: Life, Death, and Angels
with Susan Cushman and Averyell A. Kessler

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


All Night, All Day: Life, Death & Angels (contributor)

There is something mystical about holding the hand of a person who is “crossing over.” It can be heartbreaking, of course, but also very holy and beautiful. Some of the pieces in this collection share the experience of personal loss when a loved one dies. Often the presence of an angel or another mystical experience is shared. But not only in death—there are also stories here of the way the mystical world interacts with us in daily life. And not only angels, but also mothers, fathers, sisters, grandfathers, friends, and even a homeless man and a dog.


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