DESTINATION UNKNOWN AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Note:  This is a longer article.

Happy Thanksgiving to readers and visitors!  I was sitting here thinking over not what I’m thankful for – I do that every morning and every evening – but of various Thanksgivings, noting how many of them brought paranormal energy into my life.  

That made me wonder if there isn’t something about this time of year, the earth being closer to the sun even as it’s tilting away in the Northern Hemisphere, that influences that.

For those interested in the idea of the impact of solar energy on “woo woo” things I suggest reading The Intention Experiments:  Using Your Thoughts To Change Your Life and Your World by Lynne McTaggart.

I suppose the paranormal is on my mind not only because of the feeling I have but because Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal is now available for purchase. 

Kindle is always the first  e-format to be available.  The others take a bit longer but should be available within days.

I’m happy with all the material I publish but this book is very special to me for a number of reasons.  I suppose what’s uppermost in mind is what I recently told a friend: The thought of not doing it is unacceptable.  If I let fear drive my decisions my soul will shrivel.

What’s to Fear?  It’s scary to share something so very personal with the world.  What helped was the fact that each and every story is 100% true.  

It really happened!

That may sound like I’m trying to convince myself and there have been times I couldn’t believe what I was seeing or experiencing.

More than once I’ve said “I’m really seeing this.  This is really happening.”

And yet…

That the book is chronologically organized enabled me to see that – as I have repeatedly said – the paranormal has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

The first event – as far as I’m aware – took place when I was five.

In addition to sharing true stories, I point out when an event inspired a character or a scene, or, as in the case of meeting ET, an entire book.

Though only some of the events in The Company She Keeps are drawn from the real life experience.

And yet the book contains only a fraction of paranormal events that color my life.

Some will be published in future material.  Some didn’t add and the absence didn’t detract so I just left it out.

One of the reasons this book stands out for me is that it’s the culmination of years of effort on one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced:  How do you organize fiction and nonfiction in a way that helps readers and visitors understand who I am as a writer?

  • Scientist/researcher
  • Psychic
  • Passionate fiction writer
  • Passionate healer who wants to help others

Irrespective of the dramatic changes to the publishing industry, the truth is readers need to know how to find you and though authors understand the frustration of being pigeon-holed into a genre they feel is too narrow or inappropriate, it’s currently the best tool for readers to use when searching for material.

Ask just about any romance writer and they’ll tell you genre categories are woefully inadequate to showcase their work.  Do you know how many subgenres there are?  Think comedy romance, drama romance, paranormal romance, time-travel romance, sci-fi romance…  The list is endless!

 Nonfiction can be equally frustrating.  

Just think of how many subgenres of health or self-help there are!

For years I  have wrestled with the challenge of representing myself on the web in a way that honored all these facets of my writing.

It’s part of the reason I have changed the websites so often.  I wasn’t satisfied/knew in my heart I could do better.

In Destination Unknown:, all these disparate pieces come together!

Example:  As I write in Ignoring the Rules  An Intriguing Guide to Resolving Calcium Toxicity, ET, a ghost I met in Vegas, April 2011, helped me navigate my way through digestive issues that were a puzzle.

Destination Unknown is a nonfiction book in which I share how I embraced the paranormal, taking every opportunity to learn about it.  That certain events inspired fictional plots and characters is, in my opinion, the perfect marriage in terms of writer identity.

It all comes together!

It reads like a story because it is a story!  A true story but one that by the nature of what was happening is entertaining as well as educational.

Those interested in the paranormal will get a bird’s-eye view into the life of a psychic.

As for turkey day and the paranormal?  

As per the book:

In August 1991 I had a series of dreams in which my deceased maternal grandfather visited me and showed me scenes from my future.

He also warned me about certain individuals working at the same tech company I was.

Two of the dreams were of future Thanksgivings.

One was Thanksgiving 1991 and the other was Thanksgiving 1998.

In Thanksgiving 1991 he showed me where I would be going, who would be there, and gave me a bonus glimpse into how many kids my brother and his wife would be having.

They were expecting their first at this point.

He showed me the sex of the last one and thanks to what was going in the dream, his name.

I shared this information with one other non-family member.  Everything came true exactly as I saw in that dream.

For Thanksgiving 1998 I was at my paternal grandparents’ house and the man I was going to marry was outside on the patio.  When I tried to turn to get a better look at him, my grandfather dragged me to a different part of the house.

Which is where my nephew was.  He was young at the time and took a spill.  Another adult picked him up and that is when I heard his name – decades before he was born.

I complained to my maternal grandfather that I hadn’t gotten a good look at him to which he replied I wasn’t allowed to see him.  My response?  “I want to know what he looks like so I don’t tell him to take a hike when I meet him.

No dice.

In the book I talk about the dreams from a different perspective.

Another Thanksgiving story that is also in the book:  We were visiting San Diego for Thanksgiving.

At the time we were living in Fort Collins, Colorado.

As I sat on the hotel balcony I looked across at a residential building.  I remember thinking how nice it would be to live there, be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with a view of the ocean like that in such an amazing city.

I’d loved and wanted to move to San Diego since I first visited when I was 14.

Two years later we were living in a residential tower right across from the one I’d been looking at.

Manifestation can feel very paranormal in nature, trust me.

I believe Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal will appeal to a wide audience. 

 It packs a lot of punch while providing a peek into a world you may not know exists.

Enjoy!

DESTINATION UNKNOWN LANDING PAGE

A Wild Ride Over Stony Ground

                                            – Animal, Def Leppard

The past twenty-four hours has been a wild one alright.  I shouldn’t be surprised.

Mine is the Psi life after all.

I started the week facing the possibility I wasn’t going to make the self-imposed deadline of releasing Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal.

End of November 2021.

The final edit wasn’t finished and I had yet to write a back of book synopsis.

At least the cover was done.

What had me most concerned was that I didn’t have a Conclusion.

How do you wrap up a work like this?!

Before going to bed I asked “the dude” who has been a guiding if celestial force in my life since I was a child to help.

Be Careful What You Wish For.  Shortly after waking up I received a text that was the equivalent of tugging on a celestial thread.  

A thread that was blocking my creativity.

Within minutes I had the angle for the Conclusion.  

Within an hour I had it written.

Immediately after I wrote the back of book synopsis, the beginnings of which I got in a dream several nights earlier.

After asking “the dude” for help with that before bed that night.

Immediately after I successfully got the landing page up.

Not a given considering the Gremlin effect that colors my technology life.

And here I am, immediately after that posting a blog so people can see what will, in fact, be available by the end of the month.

Barring any unforeseen issues.

The End is Where We Begin

                                 – Thousand Foot Krutch

What is particularly ironic about Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal is the role my parents unknowingly played in its completion.

Perspective is Everything.  For me, the beginning and the ending of a manuscript are often challenging.

Especially with nonfiction.

For this work, it begins with a story when I was eight years of age and my dad and I are watching In Search of … ESP and ends with my mom texting me this morning about a paranormal event that echoed one I just added to the final chapter last night.

Life is strange.

And Coincidences?  Stranger.

Destination Unknown is on track for release by the end of this weekend.

Stay Tuned.

And Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE: DESTINATION UNKNOWN

I just put the finishing touches on the first draft of Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal, a World of EMF Publication.  

Instead of feeling tired – 55000 words in 5 days – I feel energized.  Looking back over my life – the sheer number of paranormal experiences I’ve had – was oddly soothing to my soul.  

It helps that I had an adventure buddy.

I’m Really Seeing This.  I’m not sure I would have had the courage to release this information if not for the fact I’ve had a number of witnesses.

The most important one being the EE I’m married to.

This Really Happened.  He has not only been a direct witness to many of the events, he has been able to validate things in a way that convinced me the fantastical was real.

It was happening to me and “I” was having a hard time believing it. As he said recently, “You can’t make this stuff up!”

I’m very proud of this book and excited for the opportunity to provide a glimpse into the world of esoteric EMFs.

The Other Adventure Buddy.  While a number of the paranormal experiences – which began when I was five – are amazing, one of the most monumental events of my psi life – which I share in this book – is meeting ET.

A ghost I met in Vegas in April 2011.

I am happy to share the story in the upcoming book. 

Along with other paranormal tidbits that made their way into a number of my novels.

Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal will be available by the end of November 2021.

Stay Tuned.

I purchased this guitar pick pendant while living in Fort Collins, as an ode to ET who has been one of the most incredible, wonderful parts of my psi life.  I’m ever so grateful he decided to talk to me.

New Merch New Projects App Update

Lots going on these days.  I’m pleased to announce the following

Merchandise.  I added new merchandise to my store including 

  • t-shirts (new ones in EM section)
  • Ceramic tile (in EM section)
  • beer mug (Whimsical in Dragon Core section)

Aspect.  A World of EMF Publication

Clarity.  I added new pages

Nonfiction.  I have a couple of projects going on.

  • An updated version of the Event Horizon app with additional prompts will be available shortly
  • I’m working on Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal

I anticipate a late autumn 2021 release date.

I have a number of projects in the queue including plenty of new fiction.

Stay tuned!

THE ISLE OF FUTURE PAST AVAILABLE

Boy has it been a productive day!

  • Watched a YouTube tutorial
  • Finished a nonfiction business book
  • Added new pages to the website

There were a number of smaller business related items I knocked off the list so I listened to some tunes to relax until I decided rereading one of my novels would be more fun.

Metatron’s Legacy – it really is one of my fav’s – often makes me laugh.

I’m pleased to announce the The Isle of Future PastDragon Core novel is now available on kindle.

The other ebook formats will be available shortly.  The processing just takes a little longer.

Stay tuned!

From Metatron’s Legacy:

He walked over, squatted down in front of her.  “You criticize my appearance, my name, and my home, and you want my help?”

She gazed back impassively.  “I told you, I don’t need your help.”

He grabbed her wrist, turned it.  “Yes, you do.”

“You know, you’re a mouthy Light Being with an attitude.”

He held up her hand.  “So, my dear, are you.”

TIME PASSAGES: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Well, I know it’s my life.

I was out doing a bit of early Christmas shopping when I had an experience I’ve only had twice prior:  Time Stood Still.

I turned down a corridor and came upon a mime.  The moment our eyes locked – Time Stood Still.

Even though there were people in the vicinity and it was windy and rainy, there was suddenly no sound.  Everything froze.

I have no idea if he experienced the same.

I didn’t ask.

What I did say – twice – was “Wow” after which I made my way with my shopping companions to a store where I’ve had great success in the past finding unique gifts.  When I left the place, gifts in hand, I saw that he’d moved on.

But the experience – for me – hadn’t.

As we sat down to lunch I recalled how amazingly similar the experience was to the two previous times, one that happened ten years ago, the other two years prior to that.

In neither case did I inquire if the other party had that same surrealistic experience.

Quite a bit later I noticed he’d returned.  Feeling a little awkward about my earlier reaction – who says Wow? – I went over.  What came out of my mouth didn’t improve things.

I told him it took my breath away.  

Because it did.  That moment when all sound stopped and everything froze?  I don’t think I took a breath.  I was too locked into the moment of noticing time halted.  I was also comparing it to the earlier two times, noting it felt exactly the same.

He was very gallant about the whole thing.

Beyond polite.

Knowing there was no way I could possibly explain, not to mention several people were waiting to take photos with him, I moved on after – I think – thanking him.

It was only a bit later that I remembered something I read in that shop – right after the incident:  

 Life isn’t measured in the breaths we take but by the things that take our breath away.

This definitely counts.

Perspective Is Everything.  To put this in perspective I need to back up to the previous night.  Distressed by something, I lay awake most of the night.

Toward five, knowing I had to get up in a few hours, I asked God for a sign regarding the concern.

Adding that being me – it needed to be something I couldn’t chalk up to coincidence.

The first reply came in an email notifying me of a Like on a recent post.  What made it unique was the name of the individual who did the like.  It was a word I almost used in the post.

A word that is so unique the event – the timing of it – was statistically significant.

But it wasn’t enough.

This is me.  When it comes to coincidences, I’m a hard sell.

Though I thanked God I told him being the doubting Thomas that I am about such things I would truly appreciate if He wouldn’t mind sending another sign.

Though I won’t break them down I can tell you a number of events played out in the hours after that request that left no doubt my concerns had been heard.

That mime who was ever so gallant in spite of my awkward reaction?  He was definitely a thumbs up from the Universe.

The Isle of Future Past, a Dragon Core novel should be available for purchase by or before the end of the weekend.

Stay tuned.

Wine, Music, Ghosts & More!

Life is so strange

             – Missing Persons – Destination Unknown 

I love it when a plan comes together.

For the past several weeks I’ve been working on multiple projects in parallel, sometimes pulling material from the archives and breathing new life into it.  The result?

I am pleased to announce Wine, Music & Ghosts, a World of EMF Project that deals in the lighter side of EMF.

Twitter handle @WineMusicGhosts.

As part of this project I will be releasing quarterly publications that are shorter and will be part of the Booklets collection.  I also have an upcoming book, Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal that will be available late 2021.

In addition, I am doing final edit for The Isle of Future Past, a Dragon Core novel.  

I will have a landing page up within the week.

The book will be available for purchase by or before next weekend.

I’ve also posted several videos

  • Wine Music & Ghosts
  • The World of EMF

Videos are at the bottom of the page.

Additional videos will be posted soon.

Stay tuned!

VIDEOS IN THE NEAR

I’m thrilled to report I’ve completed the filming of several videos.  Why thrilled?  Filming video is one of my least favorite things to do.

Not Camera Shy.  I’m not uncomfortable talking in front of large crowds though it’s quite a bit different when you are representing a company at something like an AutoFact as opposed to representing yourself. I’ve also been on television before.  

What makes it one of my least favorite things to do is that it’s a lengthy, involved, complex process.

In the Mood.  Writing content can be impacted by how I’m feeling at the moment.  What’s particularly frustrating is the number of times when I’ll spontaneously talk about something to someone and then think, “Damn, I wish I had that on camera!”

I’ve tried being spontaneous but for me the structure of working with the filming process isn’t conducive to spontaneity success.

Location.  The Doubled-Edged Sword.  It’s incredible how often outside factors mess with a shoot.  

Especially when filming outdoors where you have to deal with uncontrollable factors like weather, noise.

I live in an area with a lot of wildlife.  Many of my early shoots were close to a nature reserve populated with coyotes and the occasional wolf or bear.  I had to remind myself that rustling leaves did not translate to a carnivore on the set.

And people.

I had just set up to do a shoot in San Diego a few years back when another camera crew came in and asked me to move.  I could not believe it.  I ended up coming back another day.  They were -.  Words cannot describe.  I’m still shaking my head.

Even filming indoors – where more variables are under your control – can be challenging in terms of lighting and ambient noise.

Planes and buses are the worst.

The Unexpected.  There are a variety of unanticipated factors that can throw off the vibe though most of the time those just lead to numerous takes before the project is finished.

Already Tired and Not Even Started. Having so much of this fresh in my mind kept me from being able to put my heart into the project and I refused to film until it was.  I am pleased to say that today, it call came together.

But Wait…The videos are now in the hands of the producer.  I anticipate having them posted by the end of next week if not before.

Stay tuned.