As a psychic medium who works closely with individuals, my aim is to guide and empower them through my sessions. I also have the gift to communicate with loved ones who are deceased.
After suffering from a life long battle with depression and social anxiety, I decided to bring my spiritual gifts to the public at events in the Phoenix, Arizona area. This led me to eventually reading for guests during several parties in Hollywood sponsored by three leading magazines.
Tell us about your latest book.
My debut book RSVP From Heaven is based on my life story as a psychic medium battling depression, anxiety, and rejection to bring my spiritual gifts to the public.
Though I’ve given spiritual readings at quaint bookstores, I’d rather be at amazing parties and unique events. Honestly, I take part in some events which can be looked upon as controversial in the eyes of others. Yes, I spent New Year’s Eve reading for guests at a “membership only” upscale party. You’re invited to read more about this provocative event in the book.
From where do you draw your inspiration?
My book is based upon my real life experiences. I meet a lot of compelling people seeking guidance or longing to be connected to deceased loved ones.
Whether it’s a bachelorette party, a tattoo festival, ladies night, or a block party, you just never know where I’m going to show up next!
Do you ever base your characters on real people in your life?
Yes, everyone in my book is based on real people and actual readings I have given.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love to prepare different recipes from Internet sites or while watching Food Network. I’ve been trying to spend more time unwinding from my hectic schedule by walking outdoors, relaxing at a coffee shop, and spending time with family and friends.
What was your road to publishing like? Tell us about it.
I had no clue what I was doing and still continue to learn from the experts. Every night, I take the time to research a different self-publishing topic. These topics range from book cover designs to marketing ideas. This past year, I attended a few local writing conferences and spoke with other authors too. I basically learned as I went through the process and still have a lot to study.
I was sitting in a booth at Subway (restaurant) munching on a warm chocolate chip cookie while writing down ideas on the back of a napkin. I focused on words and concepts to bring out the true essence of what my book is about. Within minutes, I came up with title RSVP From Heaven.
Is your book a stand-alone or a series?
I have actually begun writing the second book in the series which I plan on self-publishing in 2016. I promise my readers more exciting adventures.
What celebrity would you chose to play the main character(s) in the movie rendition of your book?
I would have to say Melissa McCarthy because the main role would entail projecting a range of emotions from hysterically laughing to bursting out in tears.
Which of your characters is your favorite and why?
I love the part in the book where I read at a festival for a young man from Detroit, Michigan. Dion was unsure about having his first psychic medium reading but once he sat down, I read for him for over an hour.
I still remember when I connected Dion to his deceased brother Bernard. At one point during the session, he looked at me and said. “Damn the last time, I saw my brother we fought over something real stupid. I wish I could take it all back because weeks later Bernard was murdered.”
This story still brings tears to my eyes even after reading this passage numerous times. I often tell people not to take your family and friends for granted because you never know when it’s their time to pass on.
How would you describe your writing style?
I would say my writing style is descriptive and straight to the point. I don’t use a lot of “flowery language” to slow down the reader.
Do you have a careful plan when plotting your stories or do you just go with the flow?
I plot my chapters starting with the specifics from the spiritual readings with people. This is through a combination of my journals, note taking, or actual recordings.
Then I add the specifics of what happened around me while I was attending the event. It could be the booming techno music, people interrupting me asking for an ATM machine, or directions to the bathroom. The possibilities are endless but it’s the truth of what I experience with the public.