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Heaven’s Bell

Ashley and Cody have one of those special, once-in-a-lifetime friendships that only the luckiest amongst us ever get to experience. Then, life as they know it is thrown upside down and the normally tough as nails 11 year old Ashley is suddenly forced to imagine what life would be like without her BFF. 

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Comfort and Hope

Heaven’s Bell was written to create a safe space for families to have a conversation about death and dying in a natural and productive way, and one that creates feelings of joy, inspiration, and gratitude for life. This book is meant to bring readers of all ages comfort and hope, wrapped in a shell of smiles and entertainment!

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“This is a compassionate look at death from a new author who understands children and creates a beautiful story of friendship and loss, with hope and comfort. A great read for any young person who has lost someone, or even someone who has not yet had that experience, but will face it in the future. The book says it is geared towards 8-12 year-olds, and that seems just right, although as an adult I enjoyed it too.” ~ Lola Lisa

Perfect read for any age, especially for preteens and children who have lost a friend or loved one. Published during the COVID-19 pandemic when people of all ages and demographics have been affected by untimely deaths within their life circles. Powerfully written with empathy, healthy emotion and love. Highly recommend.” ~ Kevin R.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I started reading this book but as I started to read it, I couldn’t put it down! It is such a beautiful and comforting way to view what happens after we pass from this life. It is a book that is an easy read and a message that is very relevant for children and adults. Heaven’s Bell gives the reader an appreciation for both life and death in a most grateful way.” ~ Heidi B.

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ABOUT SHERRIE BARCH

Sherrie Barch is the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. An expert in the areas of leadership, team development, and diversity, her forward-thinking approach to work was recognized when she was chosen to participate in the ‘altMBA” program designed and led by leadership guru Seth Godin. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Sherrie earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication from Western Illinois University.

Sherrie Barch is the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. An expert in the areas of leadership, team development, and diversity, her forward-thinking approach to work was recognized when she was chosen to participate in the ‘altMBA” program designed and led by leadership guru Seth Godin. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Sherrie earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication from Western Illinois University.

Sherrie is married with three sons. As a mom, she describes herself as a part-time pancreas for her two youngest sons who were both diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within the same year. Playing this role for the last 11 years, she is relentless about creating open and honest communication with her family about this chronic and life-threatening condition.

Sherrie’s passion for storytelling and making room for serious and “heavy” conversations was a strong motivation for her to write her children’s book Heaven’s Bell based on a story of the same name she penned several years prior. The story focuses on 11-year-old best friends Cody and Ashley, and what happens when their once-in-a-lifetime friendship is threatened by personal tragedy. One of her goals for Heaven’s Bell is to create and inspire a safe space for families to have a conversation about death and dying in a natural and productive way.

Sherrie is currently working on her second book, a business leadership fable designed to help new college graduates navigate the “real life stuff they don’t teach you in school” about career conversations, conflicts, and challenges.

In her leisure time, she enjoys the changing seasons of the Midwest, spending time with her family and friends and live entertainment in any form including Broadway plays, school plays, comedians, magicians, and musicians.

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