Interview with Carolyn Molnar

Published 2013-09-18.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. If you don't know where that is, think Niagara Falls - 12 miles from there. My first book was channeled which means I was the one that spoke the words although they were not my thoughts. As to how this connects to my upbringing, my family was very supportive of my psychic nature. Both my mother's and father's families went to psychics and mediums for readings. So, what I was doing was not unusual for them. Because of their openness to this work, in my adult years I felt comfortable producing a channeled book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I prefer the freedom being an indie author gives me. I can choose the title, choose the publishing date, choose the content, the layout and the book cover. Because it is about my work, I want the book to be a certain way.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have had the good fortune to have married a professional writer/editor. The first book, It Is Time, I did on my own. The second book, Compassionate Messenger: True Stories From A Psychic Medium was written by my husband. The third will be similar - a book based on my work as a psychic medium and the life lessons behind these experiences. We are about to embark on this journey. I am very excited about it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything to me. It is wonderful they believe in the work, want to read more about it and ask such interesting questions. What I find is once people know what I do, they have a story they want to share with me that is psychic or mediumistic in nature. Fans show me that the work I do has meaning. Thank you all!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Easy for me - I love the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon - all of them! I also have enjoyed Pefect, Judith McNaught, Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas. I am a romance reader - I'll admit it is an inexpensive get-away!
How do you approach cover design?
I work around the art work! Both my books and meditation cds have the same artist, Jill Segal. I love her work - so inspiring. I go to her studio, look through the work that she has completed and, when I see it, I know it is the appropriate work for the book/cd I am about to launch. I have never been disappointed!
Describe your desk
Well - it is party central! All my administration comes from this small surface - land line with speaker phone to my right, appointment book beside it, flat screen in front of me (on calculator rolls to make it higher!), my pens in a holder to the left followed by a 2 tiered in/out basket. At the end of the day, everything is packed up and put away. Can't stand a messy desk in the morning!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I was able to publish It Is Time: Knowledge From The Other Side as an e-book. This is a pretty big accomplishment for me as I am a "one man show" at the moment. I am very proud of the fact that I was the one to re-format the paper version to fit the criteria that Smashwords requires to make the book available to all. Now the book is picked up across the globe and it is so easily done. I am glad Smashwords allow me to get the word out in this way.
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Books by This Author

WHAT?! You're A Medium?!
Price: $8.88 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 14, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
SPIRITUAL GROWTH / NEW AGE / INSPIRATION Here’s the amazing journey of how Carolyn Molnar became one of Canada’s most respected and celebrated psychic mediums. From her near-death experience at birth to encounters with ghostly presences in haunted hotel rooms to her close encounter with a UFO, here’s Carolyn’s story – told with the same compassion and gentle humour she’s known for.
It Is Time: Knowledge From The Other Side
Price: $8.88 USD. Words: 34,840. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Do you have questions about spirituality? Would you like to know more about your psychic and intuitive abilities? Written clearly and using easy-to-understand language, It Is Time: Knowledge From The Other Side is the perfect guidebook for your spiritual journey. The book’s knowledge and ideas will get you one step closer to getting to know your spirit guides and angels on the other side of life.