I have been creating things for as long as I can remember. Everything from paintings and sculptures to novels. Creativity is such an important part of my life that I can't imagine not getting up every day with some artistic project to do. Writing a novel had always been a goal of mine but I never actually sat down to do it until 2007 when I wrote The Cat Factory. After that I was hooked. Next came It's All About The Gravy and Ripples.
For years I studied spirituality and had just finished getting a masters in the Paranormal, therefore I wrote about spiritual transformations. My goal was to help people. It always has been. And I truly hope any of my stories will help you, if not in a spiritual way, then just to enjoy.
After years of writing about spirituality I wanted to try something different. My friends tease me and say that I've gone over to the dark side. Not really. Though my newest novel, The Contraption, does explore the dark side of human nature it also brings in my love for the paranormal and some really strong spiritual ideas, like watch what you think about, it may come true. Writing The Contraption was so much fun and I hope anyone who reads it will have fun, get scared, wonder and be immersed in something new and different. After all, that's really what it's all about.
Like my stories, the paranormal has many sides. There's the happy, spiritual side. The realm of miracles, angels, life after death, hope, healing, wonder and love. On the other side of the paranormal there's mystery, intrigue, and the unknown. It brings in magic and psychics and witches and black cats. It makes you wonder and question. I guess that's what I love about it most. In the end the paranormal is something that can never be proven to exist or not to exist. Whether it lifts you up and makes you feel good or it scares the heck out of you, hopefully it entertains you!
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It's All About The Gravy
If you think your family’s a bunch of wackos, you ain’t seen nothin’. Frank’s mother, just out of the loony bin, thinks the tabloids are true and the devil’s mummy resides in Baltimore. His Nana insists she’s on her death bed; meanwhile she drinks, smokes cigars and curses nonstop. Frank feels like he has no one to love until a mangy, stinky mutt crosses his path.
The residents of Freiberg, Germany, are going insane. Stored away in the basement of an old asylum, they await in catatonic silence. Their families pray for a cure or even a cause. Doctor Hans Joachim must use his grandfather’s infamous invention, The Contraption, to see into their tormented minds.
Be inspired and uplifted with Miracle Mutt, the true story of a dog someone hit with their car and left in the road for dead. See what happened to him next and how he taught me, my husband and the veterinarian nothing is impossible. It’s an amazing story I just had to share. He’s proof that a dog can give you hope, loving companionship, and most of all, make you believe in miracles.
Could Janet and Henry ever understand the reason their son had such charisma? Would Nurse Anita Scofield come forward with the truth about the child’s birth? How would the world, namely kindergarten, handle the presence of a Saint Francis want-to-be? Who is The Presence and why is he watching from afar? Will one innocent child and his simple acts of compassion save the human race from extinction?
The Cat Factory
The Cat Factory is a journey over the distance of life and death, beyond the Earth and into the realm of creation. Just a brief visit there can take you to a place of infinite joy. The moment Emma opens the door to The Cat Factory, things change. She discovers it is not only a place to make felines, but a place to create enlightened spirits. Can she begin a new life in a different place? Will she see everything she overlooked on Earth? Are cats really produced in a huge factory? Where do the supplies come from? See how kittens are ordered and whiskers made, in the delightful place filled with love, kindness and inspirational lessons. Be a part of Emma’s transformation from down and out alcoholic into a strong vibrant young woman.
Smashwords book reviews by Rita Villa
- Indeterminate State
on Jan. 23, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. It caught my interest right away and kept it going all the way through. Great story, interesting subject matter and wonderful cat!