Monthly Archives: June 2014

THE WRITE ZONE: A Paranormal Adventure

old jail


Over a month ago, in an attempt to do as much research as possible in the paranormal field, I spent a weekend in Jail. Luckily I did not have to spend the night there. But believe it or not, some of the paranormal Investigators, did indeed spend the night hoping to connect with old spirits still haunting the jail. The next morning at breakfast, their escapades were shared with the rest of the group. Some heard jail doors banging in the middle of the night and one of the girls thought she saw translucent shadows moving throughout the building.

You may laugh or shake your head in disbelief, but many people experience this phenomenon first hand. They claim they can connect with a spirit who either just hangs around in limbo ( I would think that to be a hell in itself). Some can be in transition, or still be in a coma.

One of the psychics at this fund raising event, to restore the historical jail, is a forensic medium who has been utilized by the police when they have a suspect, but can’t find the body. She is able to communicate with that spirit, so that the body can be found to obtain more evidence.

On this adventurous evening, that same medium  was able to connect to a male spirit who was jailed as early as the early 1900′s. He was sentenced to life for murder, but claimed it had been in self-defense. When the medium asked him why he didn’t move on; or why he chose to stay incarcerated in his cell, he explained that he was afraid. He didn’t know what would be waiting for him on the other side. His fear kept him there. Some spirits have unfinished business. They may want revenge or may want justice. I was told that most are harmless, friendly, and like to play practical jokes.  Some have a powerful energy and can be dangerous. This is not an avenue I would want to pursue.

In Stolen Destiny, Dawn Flemming chose to stay in this kind of limbo in order to protect her daughter, Carolina Starr. from a murderer.  Dawn also wanted justice. My story is totally fictional, but research was needed to make it as authentic as possible to those who have experienced these kind of things.

For those of you who really don’t believe any of this, I will honestly tell you that I have had a personal experience of a similar nature. It’s where a spirit will contact you through your senses. Of course I didn’t know this at the time, but soon after my Nanna passed away, I was driving my car and all of a sudden I smelled her powder. She loved Cody. The scent was coming from the back seat. I didn’t think much about it, but it brought a smile to my face and somehow I did feel her presence.

Years later, in 2005, my beloved mother was in Hospice. I remember sharing shifts with my children. I wasn’t supposed to go back until around 4PM that day. I was supposed to rest and sleep in. Of course, I couldn’t. I went in and took a shower and when I got out, the entire bathroom smelled like my mother’s perfume. I smelled the towels, thinking that was where the scent was coming from and there was nothing on them. I smelled my own skin and smelled the soap, but the entire room was engulfed with her essence. I started weeping, knowing she was there to say good-bye. She came to me subtly, without any threat, so I had no fear. That same year, while in Mexico, I heard my mother’s voice. No, I swear I am not crazy.

So if you think Stolen Destiny is a little too far out for your taste, know in your heart, that I am sincere in my writing. I love creating a little bit of truth with a little bit of fiction in my stories. I think it makes each of my characters interesting and unique. I hope you will find Stolen Destiny enchanting.

Until next time, Stay in The Write Zone.



Interior Jail Cell  As a female, I would be mortified not having any privacy.



T HE WRITE ZONE: Meet Wade Peterson In Stolen Destiny

Wade Peterson is living every man’s dream in an upscale Manhattan apartment and dating a beautiful International model. His success as a non-fiction author has zoomed him into a jet set circle with the rich and famous. Then a phone call threatens to destroy everything he’s done to build a new life for himself.

His father is ill and needs him to return to Florida and salvage his small town newspaper.

What would you do if you were faced with this situation?

Whether you are a male or female, I’m sure most of us have at one time or another, sought approval from our fathers. But what if your father never praised you? What if, whatever you did, wasn’t good enough? What if you never felt loved? Would you feel justified in refusing to help him?

His father’s plea for help has opened a well of deep resentments that he thought he’d buried a long time ago.

These are the questions I asked myself when I created Wade’s character. When should we draw the line and think only of ourselves?

I hope when you read Stolen Destiny that you will be able to identify with his inner battles and admire his strength when faced with a difficult decision.

And maybe we’ll discover that sometimes, we need to go back in order for us to move forward.

Happy Reading,