Go on, hook us: tell us about Knowing in one sentence:
Knowing forces the reader to question everything they think they know about their world…including what they can see as well as what lies beyond the veil of their “reality.”
How much do you have in common with your character, Jane Perry?
We’re both very stubborn people. And just like Jane, when I need to research a subject, I dive into it with passion and don’t let go of it until I’ve wrung it dry. We both like sautéed shrimp and we both tend to eat it out of the pan it was cooked in when we’re by ourselves. And just like Jane found Hank, I found my perfect fit with my husband. [And yes, my husband is somewhat similar to Hank….]
How much of Knowing is fiction, and how much is inspired by real-life events?
This question is coming up a lot lately. The entire book is fiction but I spent over one year researching and studying some very disturbing subject matter, including trauma based mind control, military experiments, ancient esoteric belief systems and other facets of “the unseen” world that operate around us.
Sum up your current work-in-progress in no more than 10 words.
Allowing my imagination to take a vacation, until inspiration hits.
Any books you’re looking forward to in 2013?
I’m not sure what’s coming out this year, but I have a stack of books next to my bed that I haven’t had a chance to dig into because I’ve been too busy writing books. They range in subject matter from the mind/body connections to how to build better organic soil. It doesn’t get more eclectic than that!
Favourite book? Tie between “To Kill A Mockingbird” and an obscure one, “When You Can Walk On Water, Take the Boat.”
Favourite author? There is NO way I could pick one. I’m a Gemini, and we Gemini people could never pick a favorite anything. There’s far too much to choose from.
Personal catchphrase? “It is what it is.”
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Oh, that’s easy. A ground up, FRESH cow thyroid. And no, it wasn’t a dare.
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