In accordance with multiple confidentiality agreements, Melinda Skye would like to affirm that the events in her books bear no resemblance to her life. None at all. She swears.
She lives a mundane quiet life in California with her husband and their menagerie of crazy pets and does not travel to exotic places (either in the Afterlife or around the globe) at a moment's notice to avert disasters. And that wasn't her you saw wielding a sword in an alley or on that plane to Budapest.