Health professor, coach crafts tale of afterlife in uplifting, provocative, paranormal romance Sharkie Zartman offers a hopeful perspective on what happens after death in her new book, "There's a Place"

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Most people wonder about what happens after death.  The question is so evocative that it has captivated the imagination of human beings since time immemorial.  In "There's a Place" (ISBN 1492807567), Sharkie Zartman, B.S., M.S., takes on a heady what-ifs of the afterlife in an entirely novel and profoundly thought-provoking way.

In the book's opening pages, Dana Brown is undergoing scrutiny from a court-appointed psychiatrist to determine if she is mentally fit to stand trial for murder.  Dana has just pulled the plug on the life support of an elderly man in the hospital, the same hospital she was recently admitted to after an auto accident that nearly took her own life. 

Dana describes the time whe she, too, was on life support.  While in a coma, she experienced a near-death experience and was transported to a beautiful world somewhere just outside the hospital.  It was a holding place for souls in transition and the place where Dana met Henry.

In "There's a Place," Zartman imagines a fantasy story that opens up crucial questions about the ethics of medical interventions.  An advocate of taking charge of one's own health, Zartman uses her book to stress the importance of advanced-care directives, so one's end-of-life wishes are recorded and followed if the person is unable to speak for him or herself.

Describing her story as "uplifing, inspiring, romantic and thought provoking," Zartman says, "It it is a romantic fiction with a wake-up call."

"There's a Place" is now available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author:

A professor of health, fitness and yoga at El Camino College, Sharkie Zartman is a former All-American volleyball athlete and champion competitior at UCLA and with the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team.  Zartman has writtten five books, including "Youth Volleyball: the Guide for Coaches and Parents" and "Shark Sense, Getting in Touch with Your Inner Shark.'  She also hosts her own radio show on Healthy Life Radio, called "Sharkie's PEP Talk." 

Media Contact: Sharkie Zartman, Create Space / Spoilers Enterprizes, 310-379-1869,

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