One of my favorite quotes is, “Why be normal?” After all, what is normal and why would I want to be like everyone else? I love being different and embrace my uniqueness. Does that deem me as being paranormal?
Maybe this is the reason why I love paranormal novels. Life can be so mundane with boring tasks like housework and laundry, with monotonous responsibilities and people.
Reading and writing about otherworlds, shapeshifters and time travelers offer a welcome escape from reality. A relief from monotony, from “normalcy.”
As a child and as a teen, I had already followed this path. I read Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and loved movies like The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Fly and Bell, Book and Candle. My favorite television shows were The Time Tunnel, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Star Trek , Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.
Even as an adult, the paranormal intrigues me. My favorite movie is Somewhere in Time. Is it any wonder, then, that I would gravitate toward writing in the paranormal genre?
Crimson Romance has accepted my paranormal tendencies by publishing my paranormal romances. I was honored to have been a Crimson Romance debut author with the release of Lab Test, my novel about a woman who is transformed into a black Labrador Retriever by a gypsy’s spell and adopted by the hero. Both learn about unconditional love as master and dog and as a man and woman. I was inspired by my own black Lab, Ebony and the nagging question of, “If my dog were human …”
On Monday, February 4, Crimson Romance released my time travel romance, Wishes and Tears. This time, I tackle time travel and the premise of a woman traveling back to the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire to meet her destined soul mate. My love of history, romance, the paranormal and “what if?” were combined.
Reading is a form of escapism. We live in a very tense world and, I for one, prefer my entertainment to have a happy ending. Exploring the paranormal is the ultimate escape.
Why be normal when you can be paranormal?