Is it true that you are against government Whistle-blowers?
No. Not at all. In my book: "The Extra-Dimensionals," I explain my position in great detail. I greatly respect whistle-blowers and all their supporters because they are fighting corruption and evil. However, I believe the price they pay is too high in exchange for the small portion of truth they uncover in the fight against tyranny. Genuine whistle-blowers tend to be potential Awakening Teachers of great integrity who could better serve the cause of liberty by becoming Truth-Tellers on a much larger scale than the tiny battlefield they engage. We need them in the Awakened Community over the long range to expose the entire puzzle of deception we all face on a global scale. They can only help us long range if they don’t expend themselves completely in a much narrower fight to expose a tiny piece of that same puzzle.
Previously you were an FBI Special Agent working Counterterrorism matters and Violent Crimes. How does this square with your interest in the paranormal?
I’m very open about the fact that I’ve was an FBI Special Agent for over twenty years. I’ve also been in the paranormal community for that same period so I’ve learned profound investigative skills while also developing my beliefs in the supernatural.
Why are your books any different from all the paranormal collections available today?
There have never been books that treat the paranormal as serious, truthful reality in quite the same way as the TAMA books do. These are true tales and concepts from Paranormal Experiencers for Paranormal Believers. TAMA books do not defer in the least to scientific vetting or mainstream authorities. We are free from all that. We do not seek for anyone to tolerate what we believe. Nor do we respect the tepid labels issued to us by government personnel and people in laboratories. TAMA invents fresh new language that releases our imagination rather than keeping us locked down in vague uncertainty. We do not seek to make the paranormal respectable for mainstream people. Instead, we work towards a time when mainstream people will open their minds just enough to consider the truth of our reality.
Tell us something that is not in your standard bio.
I have had profound experiences of the paranormal in many different areas since I was a small child. No matter what you do in life, what matters most follows you. In "The Para-Investigators," I share my experiences with negative entities—human and non-human. In "The Extra-Dimensionals," I relate my experiences with Non-Terrestrial Visitors. In "The Clear-Hearers," I share my life-long experiences with Clairaudience and “The Great Voice.” Yet, since that early childhood, I have benefited from an astounding measure of “white light protection” which I attribute to my personal faith and spirituality.
5. You refer to yourself as “a new voice needed in the paranormal?” Do you really believe you are better than anyone else in this area?
No. Not better, just very different from anyone who has written or published books in the paranormal. Everyone who writes in the paranormal originally came from mainstream institutions—former scientists, former journalists, former university professors and so on. They keep many of the mental constructs of their former institutions. On the whole, former mainstream scientists never shake the need to appeal to their previous colleagues. The same is true for just about everyone writes in the paranormal. They obey the contours of and crave for the approval of their former mainstream institutions. Many of these professionals have written in the paranormal for decades but will never reveal their own personal paranormal experiences except when you speak to them in private. Others will report, observe and reveal the truth of others but always maintain “their objectivity” by professing not to “personally believe or experience” in these paranormal areas. These are residual effects of mainstream institutional conditioning.
In contrast, I began my journey in the paranormal long before I became an attorney, an Investigator or a member of the National Security structure of the United States. I have the perspective of a pure, real-world Investigator but I am also a dedicated advocate for the Paranormal. As you read my books, you will see TAMA books are not impacted negatively by the strictures of my former life. TAMA books are actually distinguished by my past professions. Yet, the greatest point of difference is this: I believe. TAMA speaks to others who also believe. Like I said, not better—but different.
What are the parameters to submit stories for upcoming editions of TAMA books?
If we have about an hour, I can give all the specifics on that. TAMA stories are not like anything out there today. I know because I’ve read, seen and heard just about everything there is in the non-fiction paranormal world. Here are a couple of our guidelines from the publisher’s website.
Emotional Style—Tell your story in a way that will feel like a re-enactment of the events. You are not writing for a skeptical audience. You are writing for Paranormal Believers so hold nothing back. These are your people. Make them shudder. Make them laugh, cry and wet the bed.
Word-Count—these are not your usual anthology of scary anecdotes that crowd the Internet. Required word-count here is 1,200 to 2,000 words as a general parameter. That is longer than the usual mainstream anecdotes for good reason. TAMA stories are a more full-bodied/robust approach to relating important paranormal events. Stories should be submitted at: email@example.com
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
A famous bank robber once said he goes to banks because "thats where the money is." I market to paranormal forums, paranormal social networks, paranormal news sites or where ever the Paranormal Believers are. Books like the Para-Investigators aren't for everyone--these are books written by, about and for Paranormal Experiencers and Believers.
Describe your beliefs?
I believe in all areas of the paranormal as truthful, serious nonfiction. If you are a believer in ghosts, Bigfoot, spirits, alien visitors or any area outside the physical/ material world--then I support you, I treasure you and most of all, I believe in you.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in New York City and I have several tales of that childhood in my books which will be recognizable to anyone from the five boroughs of "The Big Apple."
When did you first start writing?
In my early childhood, when my paranormal experiences began. Some of these experiences were quite harrowing so I kept a journal so I wouldn't forget the details when I grew up as many experiencers do (I later found out).
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Para-Investigators is a collection of x-file type stories of people just trying to do their jobs, collect their paychecks or just make their way in the world. They find out that they have abilities and sensitivities that place them in the awkward position of helping those around them with experiences they can't explain. Also there are conceptual explanations of the new found realities that allow them to "cross over" into metaphysical worlds not yet known during common hours.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a great forum where lovers of every genre come together to support, read and help one another. There is nothing like it anywhere else!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is meeting someone who is helped by finding out they are not alone in the experiences I recount. I love to hear people tell me they got resolution, support or just closure from one of my books.
What do your readers mean to you?
My readers are my friends, allies and co-conspirators against a material world that does not yet understand us.
What are you working on next?
"The Extra-Dimensionals 52 True Tales and Concepts of Alien Visitors" will be out soon in 2015.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Dr. Richard Dolans, David Icke and Zecharia Sitchin.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a certitude that there are paranormal believers in my circles that can be helped, assisted and supported by what I have to say.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Recruiting other authors for TAMA Books Publishing.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By reading Smashwords reviews.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Journals of my paranormal experiences--nonfiction.
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