Got Me Fired Up
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The Accidental Psychic follows a young woman who’s suddenly given supernatural abilities and becomes the target of an evil priest. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?
This story has been a long, long time coming. I’m almost 64 years of age and throughout my extraordinary, and busy life I have always remained an ardent believer in the Afterlife and Spiritualism—which has grown stronger through researching the subject. Then about 20 years ago I was given a healing crystal that had been handed down through the females in my lineage, from as far back as 1820. It turned out, that my Great Grandmother was a well known psychic and healer and had had the crystal handed down to her.
I always knew that I was an intuitive and an empath, and my connection to other psychics from my ancestry got me fired up to write a fictional story about it. Also my daughter who is also and empath—and has the most extraordinary Aqua coloured eyes, had to be my protagonist, Annie Prior, and my front cover image.
The evil Priest, the antagonist, came from my unhappy days at a convent school 50 years ago. Although the Priest back then wasn’t evil, he still frightened the bejeebies out of all us school girls, so I used his looks and persona—although embellished slightly, as one of my main characters.
Annie is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind her character’s development?
As previously explained, Annie Priors character was modelled on my daughters looks and persona, with the same long red hair and stubbornness to match. But the character’s many traits and experiences came from my journey through my younger years. In fact many of the characters are people I have met along the way, and their names are taken from my ancestors.
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
The Main theme is obviously spiritualism and psychic abilities, which I whole heartedly believe in—because I have received so much evidence which cannot be disputed.
An important theme was also the afterlife. What I really wanted to do was to get across to my readers that dying is not to be feared, but to be embraced as every part of our life should be. Also, that when a person dies they hold onto that same character over on the other side, and even come through with messages of humour, wisdom and revelations. Another theme I was adamant to get across is that although bereavement is a normal reaction to loosing a loved one, and will always remain with us which is right … but we need to realise that they are still there through a fine veil watching over us, and sometimes they even manage to get through with messages via clairvoyant mediums, to prove their existence to ease their devastated loved ones.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I am working on the sequel, ‘The Eternal Psychic’ which is the second in ‘The Annie Prior Series.’ I knew when I was halfway through with my first book, that Annie had so many more adventures left in her. She remains the best Clairvoyant Medium in the country, and continues to give messages to the bereaved. She also morphs into becoming a Psychic detective with the help of DI Dan Watts from the Met. But the link she has to her ancestors proves too much, and she goes just a little too far in finding out where her abilities originate from.
‘The Eternal Psychic’ is due out April 2022.
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