Leave Your Light On

The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit



Singer and songwriter Ryder Buck was a young man with an unstoppable dream to lift people up through his music. But a threatening cancer diagnosis showed that life had other plans. While the disease should have beaten him, Ryder rose above it all to live from a place of passion. Then fate stepped in.

"Leave Your Light On" is the song Ryder wrote that became his mantra for living. In this uplifting and powerful story, you'll meet an unforgettable character determined to accept his own quirks and flaws with humor. You'll see a parent-child relationship tested by an unrelenting disease. And you'll get the gift of seeing life through the eyes of Ryder Buck. You'll never be the same.

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Invisible Ink: The Journey Beyond Words

This book is a literal love letter to my mom, whose short battle with cancer left me with too many unspoken words. Writing to her after her death helped me process my grief. Allowing her to write back was the most healing thing I could have done. It built a bridge from my spirit to hers and back, and changed how I think about death. Take that journey with us, so you can envision the bridge to your loved one's spirit, too.

NOTE: The 2nd edition of Invisible Ink is coming!

In order to offer more support to people who are grieving an important loss, I will include step-by-step guidance through the letter-writing program inspired by my experience. It has helped thousands of individuals connect with their loved ones, as I did with my mom. It can help you do the same. 


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"You have touched on a profound mystery with this book."


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Healing Haiku for the Grieving Soul

This little book of haikus will speak to your grief in unusual ways, prompting your own insights into the most mysterious journey we ever take as human beings. Come into it with openness, and it will fill your empty spaces with beauty and awe.


"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention.

Be astonished. Tell about it.”