About Casey Gauntt
Casey was born in 1950 in Long Beach California and spent his elementary and high school years in suburban Chicago. He attended the University of Southern California earning degrees in business, law and an MBA. Casey retired in 2018 from 43 years of practicing corporate and real estate law in San Diego.
In 1970 his father died by suicide when Casey was 20 years old. In 2008, Casey’s 24-year-old son, Jimmy, a rising star and professional writer, was accidentally struck and killed by a car walking home from a party.
Three months later, Casey was reconnected with his father and son by means that can only be described as miraculous. He wrote and shared that story, The Letter, (later made into an award-winning film), and thus began his second, and most rewarding, career as a writer and companion to others in grief.
In 2011, Casey launched his website WRITE ME SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL to share that story and the many other mind-expanding synchronicities and connections on both sides of the veil that have followed.
Casey co-founded in 2013 a group of fathers in San Diego who have lost children. They call themselves the “Fraternity,” have grown to over 25 brothers and meet regularly.
Casey and Jimmy published their first book in 2015, SUFFERING IS THE ONLY HONEST WORK. Jimmy contributed much of what is in the book, including its title, and more than earned posthumous credit as the book’s co-author.
Casey’s new book, WHEN THE VEIL COMES DOWN, was released on Amazon in March.
Casey and Hilary, his wife and best friend of 47 years, live in Solana Beach, California. Their daughter, Brittany, son-in-law, Ryan, and three grandchildren live close by.