When the author was 21 years old in 1964, her first love was killed in a car crash while coming to see her when he originally planned to celebrate his own 21st birthday with friends on board the USS Mahan stationed in Long Beach, California. For the following five decades, her survivor’s guilt chose the men in her life, three men perceived to be in need of saving, but then everything changed in 2013 when she wrote a short story about her lost love. Not only did unhealed wounds surface, so did a visitor from the Other Side.
By that time she had been a paranormal investigator for seven years, and one with a reputation as a ‘debunker’ for their team. Then her cell phone rang two different times while it was turned off, convincing her that maybe, just maybe, their clients were not the only ones with unseen loved ones around them. Through late 2018, numerous incidents occurred—including both of their names being called out and recorded during two investigations—confirming her lost love was not so lost after all.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After the successful publication of a few magazine articles, and years of a nagging desire to write a short story about my first love being killed in a car crash, I created a manuscript that not only opened unhealed wounds, but brought about an epiphany. I realized I had just spent 50 years of my life devoted to satisfying my survivor's guilt; that the three key men later in my life were chosen because I perceived they needed saving. That was only half of the story however–the remainder centered around numerous visits from my lost love, some of which were recorded during our paranormal team's investigations. I hope by writing this memoir, I help those dealing with survivor's guilt, and perhaps open up minds to the possibility that the Other Side may really exist.