How Does A Man Rebuild His Spirit

Ja-ne de Abreu Author Interview

The Energy Inside Valsin’s Choices follows a man through multiple lives and explores the cumulative effect of his choices. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

In the preface I discussed having an accident and having a repetitive dream. This disturbing dream led me to write this novel. I end it with “The story that manifested the repetitive dreams after my puppy knocked my chin is now told. What does the author have to do with this story?” This is the prelude to the sequel.

Valsin is an intriguing character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

How does a man rebuild his spirit after stripping away any positive traits? Can he repair? This is something that can be achieved. But only over a long time because what he did to so many people was also detrimental to himself. Valsin had to start from the very beginning to learn what life is in order to value life, love, and especially value others as well as himself.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Not to judge others is a valuable lesson for all of us. Maybe there is a reason someone is an uneducated farmer and he is happy as he is. Maybe there is a reason why someone works to help children or be a fisherman. That life is special for that person. We do not all need to be up on the latest technologies working at the top companies. Who would grow our food?

Another important theme is that one can change if they want and work at it – whatever it is. Your inner voice, higher self, intuition, God, the universe – whatever you call it – will guide you if you listen.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I am working on the sequel to this book. The working title is The Energy Inside the Author. It explores Nabella and why the author wrote The Energy Inside Valsin’s Choices. I am also working on a book on caregiving called How to Care for Grouchy Old People. Both of these do not have a publish date set yet. The other project of which I am doing is the Richard Tregaskis Classics Collection, by the renowned war journalist. I reprinted his classics with introductions by his widow, Moana Tregaskis, along with rare archives. Invasion Diary, Stronger Than Fear, Last Plane to Shanghai, China Bomb, and Vietnam Diary were published in 2021 under the imprint JMFdeA Press. This year we will publish Building the Bases, X-15 Diary, The Warrior King, Seven Leagues to Paradise, and Woman and the Sea.

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The Energy Inside Valsin’s Choices is a hybrid historical and metaphysical fiction respecting choices and consequences, which pulse into the beyond. Nabella is a newcomer to New Orleans in 1862 just before the Union occupied the city during the Civil War. She becomes curious about her mysterious neighbor Valsin. The energy inside his choices has cumulative effects in his future lives as well as profound impact on Nabella and others. We travel with him around the globe through centuries and witness how he transforms from darkness to light. It invites the reader to learn along with Valsin intense evolutionary lessons.

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