Ryan Lee, Author. A Day in the Life of Death: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Mortuary Business. Ryan is a graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and, in addition to being a best-selling author, currently serves as a business consultant, writes for a number of national publications, and is a frequent lecturer. He will talk about the funeral industry as a business and offer advice about being an informed consumer when dealing with funeral homes. Should I prepay for funeral expenses?