Penelope M. Fernandez


My name is Penelope M. Fernandez. I am a native of Darjeeling, a little town in the foothills of the Himalayas. Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition is my first novel and the second novel, a continuation of the first, is on its way.

Nothing in the material sphere is sanctioned exclusion from the bonds of interconnection, not even art. Thus the conjecture that art as much one would like to believe is crafted for the sake of itself is not quite true. Instead the purpose of art is the psychological metamorphosis of the observer. And what is literature but a form of art which strings words into coherent sentences holding the potential to transform lives. It is undeniable that the hull of literature is entertainment but it must never be forgotten that the soul of literature is education.

Our world is in desperate need of a renaissance but not of art nor science nor politics, we are in need of a mental renaissance. Hypnagogic Shifters is a duology; the first book is called Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition, and the second one is called Hypnagogic Shifters: Entanglement. The books are part of an attempt at assisting the process of evolution and recalibration of the human mind.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Himalayas. I spent a majority of my life hopping under the fir trees, and planting bits of green. I have always loved nature, most of my evenings were spent either listening to the blackbird sing, or watching the dance of the fireflies, or staring at the clear unpolluted skies. The people in the hills, in comparison to the one's living in the cities are not as tainted, perhaps this is because nature soothes the soul. Connecting with the earth is essential for mental balance. The concrete landscapes of the cities have disconnected people from their source of healing energy. I think, I became who I am because I spent hours listening and learning from the organic world. If you care to listen to her, she will whisper many secrets to you.
When did you first start writing?
Words and melodies have always been my thing. I love them both. I started writing poetry when I was about seven, it was not the finest of poetry, I continued dabbling and I always told people that I would write a book someday. Secretly, when I looked at books, I would think, 'that's too much work,' and I would look in the other direction when it came to actualizing my intention. But the idea never died and so about a year and half ago, I plunged into the deeper side of the prose-pool. And after that long painful swim, I am now crawling out of the waters with a book in my hand.
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Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 174,330. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A science-fiction novel following the spiritual evolution of Blaz Kruger, who leads a meaningless life, until his path intersects with a bizarre character who goes by the name of Cain. Through the mind of Blaz, Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition explores the philosophical conundrums accompanying human evolution, such as the dilemmas of morality, free-will, destiny, and the purpose of existence.

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