Tricia Barker experienced a profound near-death experience during her senior year of college, and this experience guided her to teach overseas, in public schools, and at the college level. Her near-death experience story has been featured on I Survived: Beyond and Back, Season 1, Episode 5, National Geographic’s April 2016 article “The Crossing,” the cover story for Simple Grace Magazine, an article in Women’s World Magazine, Coast to Coast AM, and featured on The Doctor Oz Show.
Tricia’s memoir, Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation can be ordered now at this link. It is also available through Audible. This book tells a story of her near-death experience, teaching mission, and eventual triumph over childhood trauma and sexual assault. The book also focuses on the importance being of service to the world. She believes that joy, humor, and healing is available to everyone through a deeper connection to divinity.
Tricia is a graduate of The University of Texas. She also received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Currently, she teaches English and Creative Writing at a beautiful community college in Fort Worth, Texas. She interviews other near-death experiencers, researchers, healers, spiritual teachers, and mediums on her YouTube Channel. Tricia’s poetry and essays have been published in several publications including The Binnacle, The Paterson Literary Review, and The Midwest Quarterly.