Interview with Jacklyn A. Lo

Published 2023-09-14.
What draws you to write about metaphysical themes?
The metaphysical realm is the foundational layer underlying our physical existence, and I find that endlessly fascinating. My journey began in my teenage years when I sensed the influence of the supernatural in my life.
This interest gained momentum with a transformative experience in my adult years, which elevated my consciousness and further fueled my desire to explore these themes.
What specific aspect of metaphysics intrigues you the most?
'Spiritual Choice' holds a special fascination for me. Every choice we make on our life journey can either propel or impede our spiritual evolution. I am enthusiastic about exploring the complex web of outcomes that stem from these choices.
What is the central message of your debut novel, "Redemption"?
The novel guides readers on the extraordinary journey of a woman named Ann, who makes a succession of Spiritual Choices toward the Light. I hope that readers will see their lives in a broader context and make more thoughtful choices as a result.
What challenges did you face while writing "Redemption"?
The main challenge was balancing the metaphysical aspects with an engaging storyline to appeal to a broad audience. Additionally, the novel explores various historical time periods, requiring meticulous research to maintain accuracy while also crafting an engaging narrative.
How did you incorporate history into the novel?
While "Redemption" possesses a serious metaphysical "skeleton," I wanted to frame these ideas within the context of well-known historical figures, places, and events to make it more accessible and entertaining.
Why did you opt for the title 'Redemption'?
The title reflects Ann's ultimate goal of liberating herself from the cycle of reincarnation through enlightened choices.
What was your creative process like for "Redemption"?
Writing "Redemption" felt divinely guided. Two elements particularly stand out: the metaphysical dialogues between characters, and the climax, which arrived to me years after the initial draft.
How were the characters of Ann and Rob conceptualized?
Ann was designed to be a strong, universally relatable woman, while Rob, her AI companion, was created to offer a steadfast presence in a world filled with haste and skepticism.
What is the significance of Ann choosing death in her past lives?
The act of willingly relinquishing life allows Ann to accumulate powerful positive karma, which is a central theme in the story.
Who are some authors you admire?
I have a deep respect for Ludmila Strelnikova and Larisa Seklitova, among others.
What are your plans for the near future?
I intend to pen a new novel or screenplay that explores the theme of human pride. I'm eager to continue exploring metaphysical themes and sharing these narratives with others.
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Books by This Author

The Hamlet's Choice
You set the price! Words: 14,790. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2023. Categories: Screenplays » Mystery, Screenplays » History
Despite popular belief that members of the royal family have no choice, the Danish prince of the Middle Ages exercises his Free Will in spite of a high risk to his life. This is a rewritten play by William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark". In the updated screenplay Jacklyn A. Lo offers a simplified story focusing on the main character's Spiritual Choice.
Melissa. Short Film
You set the price! Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2022. Categories: Screenplays » Short, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A biophysicist grounded in science rediscovers Faith and beyond when he brings his dead wife back to life.
The Tsar's Choice
Series: Redemption. TV-series, Book 4. Price: $9.98 USD. Words: 29,460. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2022. Categories: Screenplays » Mystery, Screenplays » Drama
After training in Heaven, Ann takes on a mission to a replica of Earth to influence the choice of the Russian tsar and destroy Satan's plan to start World War One.
Redemption. Screenplay
Series: Redemption. TV-series, Book 2. Price: $9.98 USD. Words: 74,590. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2021. Categories: Screenplays » Mystery, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A powerful female tech executive finds her world upside down when Satan tries to manipulate her choices.
Heaven. Screenplay
Series: Redemption. TV-series, Book 3. Price: $9.98 USD. Words: 28,270. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2021. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
As a resident of Heaven, Ann continues her adventure with her Stone Age son Wu and the Chief of Angels Michael, helping computer genius Tomo on Earth and beyond.
Redemption Tv-Pilot
Series: Redemption. TV-series, Book 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2021. Categories: Screenplays » Action Adventure, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
In The Near Future, In Chicago, A Powerful Female Tech Executive Finds Her World Upside Down When Satan Tries To Manipulate Her Choices.
The Return of Melissa
Price: $6.46 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Screenplays » Drama, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A biophysicist grounded in science rediscovers Faith and beyond when he brings his dead wife back to life.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,170. Language: American English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.71 from 17 reviews)
In the Golden age of artificial intelligence, a high-tech executive is thrown into turmoil as haunting images from an unknown past intrude into her life. A desperate trip to a psychic unleashes a series of past lives that bring her face-to-face with a mysterious man who has followed her throughout time.