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Toby Fesler Heathcotte, Author
Journeys into the paranormal


Welcome to the official website of
Toby Fesler Heathcotte,
award-winning author of
paranormal novels and nonfiction.


Since childhood, Toby has been interested in the past and has found many affinities with her ancestors. Unexpected and unwelcome psychic experiences led her to study reincarnation and psychic phenomena, and she took comfort in the fact that she was not alone.

A high school teacher of speech and drama for many years, Toby wrote academic books before venturing into relating her psychic experiences in Out of the Psychic Closet. Those experiences also translated into a fictionalized series called the Alma Chronicles, a family saga of reincarnation and conflicts spanning centuries.

Expressing her love for the stage, Toby has written plays and screenplays, sometimes alone, sometimes in partnership with other authors. The passing of some of her family members resulted in an interest in genealogical research, which serves as another creative spur for her work.

She served as President of Arizona Authors Association  from 2005 to 2015 while membership grew and activities flourished. Toby lives in Glendale, Arizona.


Backlight,  A Fesler Family Chronicle

In the theatre, a backlight illuminates the shapes of the actors and the set but masks the details to create illusory truth. Backlight tells the shadow tale of a family’s trek across continents and generations. One family journeyed from Switzerland in the 1600s through Germany to Pennsylvania Colony in the 1700s, into Indiana in the 1800s, and then to Arizona in the 1900s, always searching for a better life.

The Fesler saga mirrors the experiences of millions of Americans, no matter their heritage or land of origin. This work is part history, part fiction but a whole attempt to understand the people and forces that help shape us. The more we understand, the better we can consciously choose directions for our future as a family, a nation, and a world.



One hundred important dreams published by

 International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Toby Heathcotte's dream occurs on page 276.

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