“A memoir that begins so whimsical and in the setting of another lifetime delivers so many raw truths exposed about her family, a religion in the Midwest, and the CIA tied to her modern existence today. There are a few mysteries that unravel from a very unassuming author in our day with quite a story beneath her wings."

San Francisco Chronicle

“A prose of many pages, but easily consumable. The author, Lori "Cleopatra" Vander Ark, known to many as Lori Vander Ark-DeBartolo, supplies the reader with an in-depth analysis of what it means to think for yourself." 


"A student in the graduating class of 1988 from Unity Christian High School has made some very shocking claims. Procured assertions derived during her formative years growing up in West Michigan and written within volume one of a book series titled, I Remember Heaven Before Earth. A must read if you live in West Michigan or are from West Michigan."

The Grand Valley Advance

“I Remember Heaven Before Earth is a book that brings the reader into another realm of understanding the struggles of injustices. Unveiled is a story of courage by Lori Vander Ark-DeBartolo (the author's pen name is Lori "Cleopatra" Vander Ark). The author is indeed very effective in communicating new information on familiar subject matter, as she incorporated the untangling of some great mysteries within the world she came to know so well. The persuasion emphasized- it can be risky business unless you're absolutely certain you are thinking for yourselves.”

The Mercury News

“I would give the memoir titled, I Remember Heaven Before Earth a 5 out of 5 for candidness. I am also wondering to myself, has the Pope read the memoir written by Lori "Cleopatra" Vander Ark yet."

The Boston Globe

Book Review

"A friend recommended reading the book, I Remember Heaven Before Earth. It is still difficult for me to fathom that the American Government, as large as it is, is not regulating and investigating departments, courts, and agencies that make America great. The author really opened my eyes to an entirely new type of suspense."

Los Angeles Times