In God's Waiting Room the only way to avoid death was to face her life in a coma

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Barbara Morello O'Donnell and Howard Rankin PhD

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In God's Waiting Room is a story about a women on death's door, trapped in a 2 week coma while on a journey into the unknown, tempted by Satan to sell her soul, taken by an Angel to a place of healing where she experiences a miraculous healing and sent back to her body and then wakes up.


Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Suspense / Thriller, Family, Drama,

Short Summary

Barbara comes down with the H1N1 virus and passes it off as just a flu until suddenly her body goes into complete organ failure, rushed to the hospital and is put on full life support with little to no chance of survival as her 15 year old son watches in horror that he will loose her.

Barbara wakes up out of the coma with a miraculous healing and after years of recovery from the massive stroke she sustained while on life support, becomes the founder of See Horse Miami, a faith based equine assisted learning organization, helping women with substance abuse find hope and healing.


Miami, Kitchener Waterloo ON Canada

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Barbara Morello O'Donell

Age: 47

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Underdog, Aspiring, Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Power-hungry, Sexy, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Howard Rankin

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Engaging, Gracious, Skillful, Sophisticated, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Carla Dassie

Age: 42

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Gracious, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Modest, Beautiful, Empathetic, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Mike O'Donnell

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Engaging, Heroic, Outspoken, Sexy, Badass, Confident, Heartthrob, Honorable, Leader, Skillful, Sophisticated

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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