Official blog for the book "Just Behind the Door"

To all of you who have asked about the book, I can’t believe it myself, but it is now available through

This is a story about the loss of my son, Ronnie, at age 36 on the same day that two of our high school seniors in Michigan, where I was superintendent, died in an auto accident. After spending the day at the hospital, the high school and one of the parent’s home, I returned home that night and 10 minutes later received the call that my son had been killed in Colorado. Previously, I had spent years investigating the answers to the big questions in life and suddenly was facing the issues head on, not just on a knowledge level but on an application level. My world became both gut wrenching and surreal.

The book is about how my son, mother and sister have continued to communicate with me over the past decade. I had to wait until I retired to be able to share this story. Yes, this is a story about loss and grief but ultimately, will not cause you to feel sad. Most importantly, it is about hope and the ultimate discovery that unconditional love continues forever. We can communicate with our loved ones who have crossed over, once we eliminate the grief or disbelief in our lives.

I have come to understand and truly internalize that the body, the physical shell, may die but the soul, the true essence of our loved ones, remain around us. They are eagerly waiting to reconnect with us. They want you to know they are fine and totally nurtured. Our loved ones want to help us truly live all the days of our life that we have left on this earth.

My goal in writing the book was to demonstrate, by sharing the specific conversations that have continued for OVER A DECADE with my son, that ADC (after death communication) is beyond real – it is TRUTH. Ronnie’s stronger than life personality would not let me stay in the stages of grief but insisted – as early as 3 months after his death – that he was still able to communicate with me.

This book will bring tears of sadness, peals of laughter and most importantly messages of hope and love. You will have a glimpse of what reality is now like for our loved ones who have crossed over.

You may order the book through Authorhouse, Amazon or your local bookseller by simply listing the title, Just Behind the Door and/or my name as author, Mary Leiker. Hopefully, since it is in hard and soft cover as well as ebook format it will be available to anyone who is ready to read it. Please drop me a note @ after reading and share your feelings and reactions. I am in the process of setting up book talks as a way to further discuss the ideas and content of my journey.

Comments on: "My book, Just Behind the Door is now available!" (6)

  1. Pam Baron said:

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to read it – I know it’s been a labor of love and lots of mixed emotions. I’m sure your son is smiling just behind the door.

    My book is also out on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I decided to go the ebook route since it can also be downloaded to computer. Book is: Here We Go Again?? A Spiritual Fantasy by P.M. Baron. It focuses on life after death, life after life, and a bit of fantasy.

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts – hope they’ll continue.

    Light & Love and much success, Pam

    • I also loved this one and thought the auhotrs did a great job bringing topics that could be boring to life. It’s an interesting companion read to The Tipping Point, since they tackle some of the same issues but respond to them differently, but I think this one is much more substantive and well-written. Gladwell is flashy, but these guys really know their stuff.

  2. What if: You choose a book and it changes your life forever?
    What if: We could communicate with our loved ones who have passed over?
    What if: You could not be afraid to die?
    What if:You could define the difference between destiny and freewill?
    What if: We didn’t have to wake up everyday and fear life?
    What if: We could open our minds to the universe in order to see the other side?

    Many of these questions can be answered by purchasing Mary Leiker book, entitled JUST BEHIND THE DOOR.
    I love reading and found this book to open my mind to new possiibies.I encourage you to take time to purchase and read this extraordinary journey of Mary’s life. I found her story very sad. exciting, funny, with strenght most of us have never known. She takes us though the many facets of her life and leaves nothing out. Unconditional love to find peace within her soul. In order to introduce us to communicate with our loved ones who have passed on. CL

    • OOooohh, for noen funn!! Den f8verste kjolen var jo bare knlilfan, med nydelige farger og mf8nster. Resten var egentlig like fint det ogse5,kjempegf8y ne5r man finner se5 mye flott! Jeg kom se5 e5 si tomhendt hjem fra min bruktbutikk-runde her om dagen, det eneste som ble med hjem var en brodert duk med noen kaffeflekker og en lyslykt i messing som ne5 er sprayet hvit. Ja, ja, man kan ikke ve6re like heldig hver gang…;) Klem B:)

  3. I enjoyed reading your blogs tonight, and will buy book, too. My best friend from high school is publishing a book on her Mother’s experience with dementia, called I will never Forget. Author Elaine Pereira, and I wonder how coincidental it is that two of my dear friends are simultaneously publishing great books. But synchronicity of this magnitude is a sign to hear, eh?

    Thanks for your uplifting and encouraging blogs!

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