I have always been interested in how the brain functions. I studied psychology and practiced various techniques such as self-hypnosis and meditation in hopes of fully using my brainpower. While experimenting with remaining consciously aware of what I saw in my mind’s eye as I was falling asleep, I stumbled on an interesting phenomenon. I felt like I was witnessing random, distant activities as if I were hovering above them. I began an online investigation to see if other people had similar experiences. That is how I discovered remote viewing. To my surprise, I found out that the government had used remote viewers as psychic spies for many years. My interest accelerated, and I continued to dig into the details.
Next, I was drawn to a journalist’s claim that Chinese assassins wanted his help to stop members of the elite class from developing and using biological weapons for population control.
I found the two issues, remote viewing and Chinese assassins trying to stop a bioweapon intriguing, and after doing a lot of research and brainstorming I decided to blend the concepts into a story.
I began writing this book as a therapeutic tool. The protagonist needed to have no memory of a traumatic event, used hypnosis to remember it, and developed post-traumatic stress disorder; all things I had experienced. The story would reveal how she learned to manage the repercussions. I hoped writing this would help me heal from a traumatic event of my own.
I spent my first two years in college as an English major because I wanted to write. I had written non-fiction pieces, newspaper articles, many poems, and several short stories but never tackled a full-length book. However, I made up my mind and dove in.
I never envisioned the story would become one book in a trilogy thriller series. But that is what happened and along the way, I discovered my passion and now I’m writing my fourth novel. I love to envision stories and map them out. Writing is challenging, fun, and rewarding and I enjoy every aspect.
In each book in the suspenseful series, the protagonist, Jazz, fights injustice using her remote viewing skill. Remote Viewer Shadow Rescue follows her battle to unravel a plot to release a bioweapon in China, but someone wants to stop her. In book two, Remote Viewer Phantom Shadow, Jazz works with a group of retired special operators and helps them find and rescue human trafficked victims. The last novel, Remote Viewer Galaxy Shadow, involves a fight between promoters of a new free and clean energy source and the fossil fuel industry that tries to silence them.
Writing the first book was especially therapeutic. The greatest takeaway was that I learned to identify my feelings. Something that had always been a struggle for me. I was an expert at stashing my emotions in some neat little pocket in my mind where I could ignore them, or so I thought. They would make themselves known, sometimes in startling ways. By naming and elaborating on my character’s reactions, I came to recognize what I felt, how that affected me and my life, and how to manage negative emotions in a healthy, productive way. The protagonist Jazz, as you may notice, has a similar issue. She matures into a deeper and better version of herself as the stories unfold. Perhaps I have as well.