David John Cook

author of the TOUCHING NEW NOVEL

Sending People



The Undertaker

Sending People To Heaven – The Undertaker pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary life of John, a licensed mortician working within the unseen world of caring for the dead… and the living.

Go behind the scenes and experience the profoundly serious and, at times, amusing interactions John has with his staff as they unite in handling the preparation of the dead, and serving the grieving families left behind.

John’s journey reveals the touching and very delicate nature of his profession, unfolding the challenges, frustrations and pain that often haunt him as he strives to balance a demanding career with his personal life.

Woven within the chapters are tender stories of tragic grief and loss, often heart-wrenching and shocking as families face the raw reality of death.

Sending People To Heaven – The Undertaker will take you on a journey of life and death, shock and denial, anger and guilt, bargaining and acceptance… and finally, remembering.

The book has Launched!

See pictures from the event at The Story Center at Woodneath LIbrary

To Be Announced

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Story Center at Woodneath Library

8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157

We will gather together,enjoy a book reading, book signing - and mingle as we enjoy some great refreshments!


Sending People to heaven

The undertaker

Coming soon!


Look for Sending People To Heaven – The Undertaker at Book Baby, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, Walmart and more!

David John Cook

is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has worked in the death care industry for over thirty years. He has written both magazine and newspaper articles on the subjects of death, grieving and healing after loss. He is also a public speaker and has shared his educational insights on the industry, death, dying and moving forward from the loss of a loved one. He graduated from The San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from The University of Utah. David and his wife reside in Missouri. They have seven children and four grandchildren. Throughout David’s experiences as a mortician, he has learned to treasure living as a tremendous gift of adventure, growth and self discovery. He also suggests you go ahead and enjoy that slice of cheesecake or that mouth watering danish every once in a while! It’s all a part of the journey.

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