Featured Title: Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies
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I’m obsessed with psychics. I always have been. I’ve always wanted to be one! As a teenager I could sometimes sense when the phone was about to ring before it did and – voila! I must be psychic, right? Wrong! But the idea that I could somehow get a jump on the universe; that I could know what was going to happen before it did, that I could have an instant sixth sense about someone—friend or foe. Wouldn’t that be cool? Who wouldn’t want that?
But sadly, I’m normal. No extraordinary powers for me. I might not have them, but they do seem to find their way into my writing. Some characters just have strong intuition, while others have full-blown “save-the-world” hero-powers! They add that little extra layer of dimension to the characters, that little extra spice. To me, having a psychic ability is like being a superhero without lightening speed and Hulk-like strength. Though, that would be cool, too!
Never one to let my lack of psychic powers stop me, I’ve sought out a psychic or two over the years. I’ve had my Tarot cards read, my aura read, my palm read, my numbers done all searching for that magic answer—am I doing everything I can with my life? Have I made the best decisions? Am I really supposed to be a super FBI agent?
Sorry to say there were no magic answers in my psychic eight ball. Which leaves me realizing all I can do now is trust in the universe to help through life’s pitfalls. Trust in myself to recognize when they’re coming and try and get out of the way, and trust in my friends and family that they will always be there to help pick me up and dust me off when I don’t see one coming or I make a bad choice. Isn’t that what getting the most out of life is all about?
My characters aren’t so lucky. They do have psychic abilities, and a whole new set of giant-sized pitfalls to go with them. But luckily for them, they too always have that special someone to help them find their way. After all, if life’s crazy roller coaster ride were too easy without all the exhilarating ups and downs, what fun would it be?
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