Author Dan Gaffney is a former psychologist, teacher and journalist. His writing has been published widely, including in The Australian, The Weekend Australian, Australian Doctor, Hospitals and Aged Care, The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, The Australian Journal of Public Health and Sydney Alumni Magazine. He has also been a health broadcaster for ABC Radio National. Over the past 20 years he has mentored groups about how to live and die more mindfully. His interest in writing about living and dying well was sharpened five years ago when he was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer. Journey Home is his first book.