Croak and Dagger Talk: I See Dead People

Sep 24, 2023 | 0 comments

Croak and Dagger, the New Mexico chapter of the Sisters in Crime mystery writers organization, welcomes The Doyenne of Death® Gail Rubin as the speaker at their September meeting. The meeting takes place this Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church at 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE (at Carlisle and Comanche), Albuquerque, in the Wesson Room. The talk is free and open to the public.

Gail Rubin’s talk is titled, “I See Dead People – Hospice Deaths.” Note: she will be showing pictures of actual dead people. She will also talk about the upcoming Murder and Mayhem Tour at Historic Fairview Cemetery, October 21. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization that manages the cemetery and is the closing event of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival.

After her talk, attendees can purchase books and T-shirts. The black cotton short-sleeved shirts have the following sayings:

  • Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead.
  • The one who dies with the most toys… still dies.
  • All men and women are cremated equal.

Learn more about Croak and Dagger here.

About Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin Before I Die Festival Coordinator

Gail Rubin, CT, Before I Die Festival Coordinator and The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin is a pioneering death educator who uses humor, film clips and outside-the-box activities to teach about end-of-life topics. An award-winning speaker, she “knocked ’em dead” at TEDxABQ in 2015 with her talk, A Good Goodbye.

She’s the author of four books on end-of-life issues: A GOOD GOODBYE: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, HAIL AND FAREWELL: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die, and The Before I Die Festival in a Box. She also created The Newly-Dead® Game, an upbeat way to test how well you are prepared for end-of-life issues.

Gail is also a Certified Thanatologist (a fancy name for a death educator), an informed advocate for planning ahead, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, president of Historic Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, and the coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival.

Learn more at her websites, and

A Good Goodbye