Birth Date: February 4, 1950
Birth Place: Martinez, California
Genre: Inspirational Memoir, Spirituality
No. of Books Written: An Unlikely Teacher with Life Changing Lessons was my debut
Your Website: www.AnUnlikelyTeacher.com
- Corliss has two daughters and three grandsons five and under. Some of her best days are spent as Grandma!
- The last ten years of Corliss’s teaching career were spent as an advisor for homeschool and independent study students. She loves to share the many success stories of what a great match this was for so many students and their families.
- Corliss finds gardening therapeutic, most puzzles can be solved to the tempo of a good pair of clippers.
- Corliss loves words, reading them and writing them. Words form ideas and ideas educate when shared. There is nothing more thrilling to her than seeing the light in the eyes of a child who has just grasped a concept and has an idea.
Notable Characters Created
Full name: Connie Castro Jackson (The subject of this inspirational memoir.)
Age: Just turned 81, Born September 28, 1937
Skills and Abilities: Intuitive Channel, Spiritual Advisor and Transformational Coach
Status: Going strong, with a busy calendar of clientele
Connie is a resilient woman who was born into a family with a single mother and five siblings, all part of a farm working family in the Sacramento Valley, California. By age six, she was having psychic experiences… seeing ghosts!
Connie’s hardscrabble early life and burning desire to improve her life combine to create an inspiriting story of living and learning despite the multitude of obstacles. There are stories of heartbreak and then some so hilarious they’ll have you laughing out loud. The stories of her psychic experiences are riveting – she is able to help entities who have been stuck haunting a dwelling to find their way to the light and beyond. She can get messages from those who have passed. She can clear a house of dense energy, creating a lighter mood. Most importantly, she can get to the heart of a person’s troubles in one reading appointment.
Her sassy personality, saucy language and funny take on life make this an honest point of view while encouraging readers to view their own lives and take her lessons to heart. Clear instructions for connecting with the wisdom of the universe are offered within this story, highlighting the main reason for writing it. We want Connie’s wisdom to reach a broader audience. We know she can use her experience and wisdom to help others, we have seen it happen.
Full Name: Joe French (Connie’s “Huge crude angel”)
Age: In her forties
Skills and abilities: Hairstyling, intimidating and showing tough love
Joe gave Connie her first real job as a hairstylist. Connie was a teenager and Joe ran the “classiest shop in town” even though she had the foulest mouth ever, was almost six feet tall and had a husband she loved to fight with – in public. At one point, Connie who is just five feet tall gets caught in the middle of a fight between them and it is hilarious.
Her pet name for Connie was “Little Fart”.
Joe is a tough lady but takes Connie under her wing. She doesn’t accept weakness and turns out to be one of Connie’s greatest teachers, though Connie didn’t understand that until much later.
Full Name: Donald Caruso
Age: Spans teenage to early thirties
Skills and Abilities: Schoolteacher and spiritual channel